Chinese Relational Self-reference Effect

Xiao Yang, Yiping Zhong


The self of people with different cultures has significant differences. This paper uses the experiment research of the self-reference processing paradigm to explore whether the Chinese have relational self-reference effect, and also uses the internal design of 2×2×2 participants, and three variables, such as reference conditions, adjective valence and conformity to self. The results show that the response time of reference processing of relational self is significantly shorter than the reference processing time of generalized others, thus showing that the Chinese have relational self-reference effect.


relational self; self-reference effect; relational self-reference effect


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