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Unformatted text preview: shows that emotion is universal across cultures but what causes it (different events) is different in various cultures. Eg: Mormons -Also, the number of words that languages have to describe categorization of emotion are different. These differences in # of words for an emotion can be categorized in two different categories: -A) Hypercognized: having a large number of lexical entries for an emotion. Eg: there are 46 separate terms for Anger in Tahintan whereas there is only a few in English: such as annoyance, rage, fury, irritation, and the like. B) Hypocognized: When the society shows little knowledge of that emotion. Eg: No concept for sadness in Tahitan. How does this create problem when studying emotions? People whom Levy described as sad in...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSYCH 156 taught by Professor Keltner during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Fall '07