Study of category-based classification of objects: Chinese people organized objects in a more relational (e.g., group a monkey and a banana together because monkeys eat bananas) and less categorical (e.g., group a monkey and a panda together because both are animals) way than European Americans. Taken together, these findings provide evidence for the diversity of multiple-level cognitive processes across cultures and the dependence of human cognition on sociocultural contexts. (Nisbett, R. E. The Geography of Thought. NYFree Press, 2003. Ji, L., et al. Is it culture or is it language? Examination of language effects in crosscultural research on categorization. J. Pers. Soc. Psychol. 87, 57–65. 2004.)