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Emocije i kultura: međukulturalne razlike u izražavanju emocija
Emotions and Culture: Intercultural Differences in Expressing Emotions

Author(s): Arta Dodaj, Kristina Sesar
Subject(s): Psychology, Culture and social structure , Sociology of Culture
Published by: Sveučilište u Mostaru i Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
Keywords: emotions; culture; expression of emotions; recognition of emotions; experiencing emotions;

Summary/Abstract: The paper describes the cultural influence onto the intensity, behavioral expression and management of emotions. The authors enumerate cultural differences in experiencing, recognizing and expressing emotions. They give an overview of a larger number of research papers that mostly state that pleasant emotions are more desirable and appropriate in Western cultures, whereas in Eastern cultures there is an emphasized suppression of pleasant and unpleasant emotions. Furthermore, the authors give some guidelines for future research since this kind of research has practical importance for the quality of life of a person.

  • Issue Year: 20/2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 7-19
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Croatian