Presentation 1999/9/4
Recent Research on Culture and Emotion Judgments
David Matumoto,
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Abstract(in English) Although early research on the judgment of emotion across cultures indicated that people of all cultures recognize the same facial expressions of emotion, recent research has also provided important evidence of differences as well. Similarities and differences in emotion judgment are important to document, and have interesting theoretical and practical implications. Theoretically, they allow us to speculate about the dual existence of possible biologically innate mechanisms, or culture-constant learning, that provide for pancultural similarities in judgments, while leaving considerable room for cultural and environmental factors to shape, mold, and influence those processes. Practically, they give us clues as to how interpersonal perception and social cognition operate in different cultures, giving rise to intercultural conflicts interpersonally, inter-organizationally, and between nations and other cultural groups. In this presentation, I will review research of the past decade and a half that has shed new light on the nature of the influence of culture on the judgment of emotion. I will describe new research that calls into question the assumed reasons underlying previously documented cultural differences, and discuss the implications of these latest findings to future theoretical and empirical work in this area.
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Title (in English) Recent Research on Culture and Emotion Judgments
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1st Author's Name David Matumoto
1st Author's Affiliation Department of Psychology San Francisco State University()
Date 1999/9/4
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Volume (vol) vol.99
Number (no) 289
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