Cultural Emotion Expressions

Cultural Emotion Expressions

Emotions are defined as, "internal phenomena that can, but do not always, make themselves observable through expression and behavior." (Niedenthal, et al. pg 5) Different cultures have different ways of expressing their emotions. Some cultures tend to express their emotions freely, while others tend to hold their emotions back. (Niedenthal, et al. pg 306) This difference is very prominent in Eastern and Western cultures.

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Cultural Emotion Expressions - Summary
... Research has shown that the emotional expressions differ between Western and Eastern cultures ... cultures are seen as more collectivistic, therefore they show less emotion in order to keep the well-being of the group intact ... Members of Western cultures express their emotions in order to help themselves out, even if it involves negative emotions towards others ...

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