Components of cultural complexity relating to emotions: A conceptual framework

New Ideas in Psychology 51:27-33 (2018)
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Many cultural variations in emotions have been documented in previous research, but a general theoretical framework involving cultural sources of these variations is still missing. The main goal of the present study was to determine what components of cultural complexity interact with the emotional experience and behavior of individuals. The proposed framework conceptually distinguishes five main components of cultural complexity relating to emotions: 1) emotion language, 2) conceptual knowledge about emotions, 3) emotion-related values, 4) feelings rules, i.e. norms for subjective experience, and 5) display rules, i.e. norms for emotional expression.

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Peter Tavel
Palacky University
Radek Trnka
Prague College Of Psychosocial Studies


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