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Title:
Folk conceptions of humanness: Beliefs about distinctive and core human characteristics in three countries.
Authors:
Bain, Paul G., Vaes, Jeroen; Kashima, Yoshihisa; Haslam, Nick & Guan, Yanjun
Journal:
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 53-58 (2012)

The present research explores cultural understandings of what it means to be human. We used open-ended responses to examine whether the most culturally salient aspects of humanness are captured by two theoretical dimensions: human uniqueness (HU) and human nature (HN). Australians, Italians, and Chinese (N = 315) showed differences in the characteristics considered human and in the emphasis placed on HU and HN. These findings contribute to developing cross-cultural folk psychological models of humanness.

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