Answers in the Data? LO6535

Peter Pflaum (
Tue, 9 Apr 96 12:31:32 UT

Replying to LO6496 --

Is it a personality trait.. reinforced or not by family and culture.
Babies have some differences in they joy or fear of "the new" and

From: on behalf of Rol Fessenden
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 1996 10:41 PM

Ralph Meima says that comfort with ambiguity varies across cultures, and
that is far more acceptable in Sweden for example than in Germany or the

This implies to me that it -- comfort with ambiguity -- is at least in
part a culturally and/or educationally developed trait, and not a
developmental phase that is common to all humans. Joanna, are you there?
Does this make sense? How should we change education to increase comfort
with ambiguity?
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