Friday, July 20, 2007

Survey Says: "Rugged Americanism" Bad, Communism Good

(Barf Alert -as the Freepers would say)

"Rugged American individualism could hinder our ability to understand other peoples' point of view, a new study suggests.

And in contrast, the researchers found that Chinese are more skilled at understanding other people's perspectives, possibly because they live in a more "collectivist" society."

Of course when you read further you see the "study" was moving blocks around...

"When the director asked 20 American participants (none of Asian descent) to move a block, most were confused as to which block to move and did not take into account the director's perspective. Even though they could have deduced that, from the director's seat, only one block was on the table.
Most of the 20 Chinese participants, however, were not confused by the hidden block and knew exactly which block the director was referring to. While following directions was relatively simple for the Chinese, it took Americans twice as long to move a block." (source)

So I guess the Chinese and other Communist nations can take comfort in the fact that if they don't happen to be one of the "100 million political deaths under communism" --they'll know which block to move in a study. Cool.

I mean, there's no Victims of Capitalism memorial.

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