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Cultural stereotypes or national character?

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, professor of psychology | May 2, 2012

We have all heard vacationers come back from an exotic locale with tales of how wonderful the locals are. Often, these exclamations characterize, unhesitatingly, an entire nation: “Everyone is sooo nice in Mexico!” Or, “I just love the Bahamas, the locals are so happy and carefree!” It can be hard to argue against these impressions, particularly since the people … Continue reading »