AU Kail, RV
AF Kail, Robert V.
TI Cultural differences in the development of processing speed
SO DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE
AB The aim of the present work was to examine cultural differences in the
development of speed of information processing. Four samples of US
children (N=509) and four samples of East Asian children (N=661)
completed psychometric measures of processing speed on two occasions.
Analyses of the longitudinal data indicated that, although processing
speed was comparable among US and East Asian children at the youngest
age (similar to 4.5years), it developed more rapidly in some but not all
of the East Asian samples. Results are discussed in terms of factors
that may promote more rapid development of processing speed in some East