Communication and Shared Reality: Implications for the Psychological Foundations of Culture
Lau et al present a conceptualization of the evolution of shared beliefs from individual interactions, focusing on the role of communication. They argue that the reciprocal relationship between shared reality and communication enables the development of systems of social representations at an individual level.
Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology
LAU, Ivy Yee-Man, CHIU, Chi-Yue, & LEE, Sau-Lai.(2001). Communication and Shared Reality: Implications for the Psychological Foundations of Culture. Social Cognition, 19(3), 350-371.
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