When It Comes To Emotions, Eastern And Western Cultures See Things Very Differently

When It Comes To Emotions, Eastern And Western Cultures See Things Very Differently

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professor Takahiko Masuda. (Credit: University of Alberta) Web address: http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2008/03/ 080305120850.htm When It Comes To Emotions, Eastern And Western Cultures See Things Very Differently ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2008) — A team of researchers from Canada and Japan have uncovered some remarkable results on how eastern and western cultures assess situations very differently. Across two studies, participants viewed images, each of which consisted of one centre model and four background models in each image. The researchers manipulated the facial emotion (happy, angry, sad) in the centre or background models and asked the participants to determine the dominant emotion of the centre Fgure. The majority of Japanese participants (72%) reported that their judgments of the centre person's emotions were in±uenced by the emotions of the background Fgures, while most North Americans (also 72%) reported they were not in±uenced by the background Fgures at all. "What we found is quite interesting," says Takahiko Masuda, a
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