Why best cannot last: Cultural differences in predicting regression toward the mean

Spina, Roy, Ji, Li-Jun, Ross, Michael, Li, Ye and Zhang, Zhiyong (2010) Why best cannot last: Cultural differences in predicting regression toward the mean. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13. pp. 153-162. ISSN 1467-839X

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Abstract

Four studies were conducted to investigate cultural differences in predicting and understanding regression toward
the mean.We demonstrated, with tasks in such domains as athletic competition, health and weather, that Chinese
are more likely than Canadians to make predictions that are consistent with regression toward the mean. In
addition, Chinese are more likely than Canadians to choose a regression-consistent explanation to account for
regression toward the mean. The findings are consistent with cultural differences in lay theories about how
people, objects and events develop over time.

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Additional Information: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Spina, R. R., Ji, L.-J., Ross, M., Li, Y. and Zhang, Z. (2010), Why best cannot last: Cultural differences in predicting regression toward the mean. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13: 153–162. doi:10.1111/j.1467-839X.2010.01310.x, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-839X.2010.01310.x/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Departments > Psychology and Counselling
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Depositing User: Roy Spina
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 10:57
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 10:57
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2051

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