publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Antecedents of and Reactions to Emotions in the United States and Japan

Matsumoto, David; Kudoh, Tsutomu; Scherer, Klaus; Wallbott, Harald;
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  • Published: 26 Jul 2016 Journal: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, volume 19, pages 267-286 (issn: 0022-0221, eissn: 1552-5422, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
In this study, we examined the degree of cultural similarity and specificity in emotional experience by asking subjects in the United States and Japan to report their experiences and reactions concerning seven different emotions. The data used for this study were part of a larger cross-cultural study of emotion antecedents and reaxtions involving more than 2 000 subjects in 27 countries (Wallbott & Scherer, 1986). The American-Japanese comparison is a particularly interesting onem given theoretical and anecdotal evidence suggesting differences in emotion processes between the two cultures, especially concerning the "inscrutability" of the Japanese....
Subjects
free text keywords: Antecedents, Japan, Reactions, US, Anecdotal evidence, Emotional development, Affective behavior, Social psychology, Emotional expression, Developmental psychology, Cultural diversity, Cross-cultural, Cultural similarity, Psychology
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Antecedents of and Reactions to Emotions in the United States and Japan

Matsumoto, David; Kudoh, Tsutomu; Scherer, Klaus; Wallbott, Harald;