Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/605019
Title:
Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves?
Authors:
Ross, Josephine; Yilmaz, Mandy; Dale, Rachel; Cassidy, Rose; Yildirim, Iraz; Zeedyk, M. Suzanne
Abstract:
Fifteen- to 18-month-old infants from three nationalities were observed interacting with their mothers and during two self-recognition tasks. Scottish interactions were characterized by distal contact, Zambian interactions by proximal contact, and Turkish interactions by a mixture of contact strategies. These culturally distinct experiences may scaffold different perspectives on self. In support, Scottish infants performed best in a task requiring recognition of the self in an individualistic context (mirror self-recognition), whereas Zambian infants performed best in a task requiring recognition of the self in a less individualistic context (body-as-obstacle task). Turkish infants performed similarly to Zambian infants on the body-as-obstacle task, but outperformed Zambians on the mirror self-recognition task. Verbal contact (a distal strategy) was positively related to mirror self-recognition and negatively related to passing the body-as-obstacle task. Directive action and speech (proximal strategies) were negatively related to mirror self-recognition. Self-awareness performance was best predicted by cultural context; autonomous settings predicted success in mirror self-recognition, and related settings predicted success in the body-as-obstacle task. These novel data substantiate the idea that cultural factors may play a role in the early expression of self-awareness. More broadly, the results highlight the importance of moving beyond the mark test, and designing culturally sensitive tests of self-awareness.
Affiliation:
University of Dundee; University of Chester; University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Citation:
Ross, J., Yilmaz, M., Dale, R., Cassidy, R., Yildirim, I., & Zeedyk, M. S. (2017). Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves? Developmental Science, 20(3), e12387. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12387
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Developmental Science
Publication Date:
29-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/605019
DOI:
10.1111/desc.12387
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/desc.12387/abstract;jsessionid=8C6927FBEA1D6A55BDF8C81A3012FB82.f03t01; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26825413
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ross, J., Yilmaz, M., Dale, R., Cassidy, R., Yildirim, I., & Zeedyk, M. S. (2017). Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves? Developmental Science, 20(3), e12387. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12387, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/desc.12387/abstract;jsessionid=8C6927FBEA1D6A55BDF8C81A3012FB82.f03t01. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
EISSN:
1467-7687
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorRoss, Josephineen
dc.contributor.authorYilmaz, Mandyen
dc.contributor.authorDale, Rachelen
dc.contributor.authorCassidy, Roseen
dc.contributor.authorYildirim, Irazen
dc.contributor.authorZeedyk, M. Suzanneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-11T13:40:24Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-11T13:40:24Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01-29en
dc.identifier.citationRoss, J., Yilmaz, M., Dale, R., Cassidy, R., Yildirim, I., & Zeedyk, M. S. (2017). Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves? Developmental Science, 20(3), e12387. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12387en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/desc.12387en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/605019en
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ross, J., Yilmaz, M., Dale, R., Cassidy, R., Yildirim, I., & Zeedyk, M. S. (2017). Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves? Developmental Science, 20(3), e12387. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12387, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/desc.12387/abstract;jsessionid=8C6927FBEA1D6A55BDF8C81A3012FB82.f03t01. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.en
dc.description.abstractFifteen- to 18-month-old infants from three nationalities were observed interacting with their mothers and during two self-recognition tasks. Scottish interactions were characterized by distal contact, Zambian interactions by proximal contact, and Turkish interactions by a mixture of contact strategies. These culturally distinct experiences may scaffold different perspectives on self. In support, Scottish infants performed best in a task requiring recognition of the self in an individualistic context (mirror self-recognition), whereas Zambian infants performed best in a task requiring recognition of the self in a less individualistic context (body-as-obstacle task). Turkish infants performed similarly to Zambian infants on the body-as-obstacle task, but outperformed Zambians on the mirror self-recognition task. Verbal contact (a distal strategy) was positively related to mirror self-recognition and negatively related to passing the body-as-obstacle task. Directive action and speech (proximal strategies) were negatively related to mirror self-recognition. Self-awareness performance was best predicted by cultural context; autonomous settings predicted success in mirror self-recognition, and related settings predicted success in the body-as-obstacle task. These novel data substantiate the idea that cultural factors may play a role in the early expression of self-awareness. More broadly, the results highlight the importance of moving beyond the mark test, and designing culturally sensitive tests of self-awareness.en
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26825413en
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dc.subjectSelf-recognitionen
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.titleCultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves?en
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Dundee; University of Chester; University of Veterinary Medicine Viennaen
dc.identifier.journalDevelopmental Scienceen
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