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The World Theory, And This Term Basically Means

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In the textbook, it mentions of a term called “Carpentered World Theory” and this term basically means “that it is a perception about how individual’s at least most American individuals see things that are shaped in a form of a rectangle unconsciously” (Juang & Matsumoto, Chapter 5, pg. 122). As for the lecture notes, it mentions “how our culture is used to seeing objects in a rectangle shape” (Lecture notes). Thus is true, we see rectangle shapes all the time while driving from place to place. For example would be the rectangle shape highway signs that we notice while driving past them. Another example would be the signs that say do not turn right on red; these signs are in the form of a rectangle. Lastly, is our cell-phones; our modern…show more content…
In regards to the Mueller-Lyer illusion, the textbook mentions how “Rivers stated that most English saw the two lines more differently than any other cultural groups such as India or New Guinea” (Juang & Matsumoto, Chapter 5, pg. 122). I decided to try an experiment with the Mueller-Lyer Illusion. I decided to ask 3 close friends of mine that are typical Americans. All but one was fooled by this illusion. Then, I decided to ask 3 friends of mine that are from a different culture, one of them lives in Australia, one is Korean and one was Native American. My friend who lives in Australia was fooled by this illusion, whereas the Korean and Native American friend of mine stated it was the same length but the arrows were oppositely flipped. I thought this was extremely interesting how each culture was either fooled or not fooled by this illusion. This proves to show that cultures could in-fact view optical illusions differently because of either how they were raised or how they see the world in a different light than others in views on how they interpret objects. In regards to the recognition of objects within a visual scene there are uniquely clear differences between Americans and Japanese individuals. According to the textbook, it mentions how “Masuda and Nisbett (2001) did a research study that asked Japanese and Americans to view an animated scene and then to recall how many objects were within that scene and how they found that there was
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