psy[1].156(presentation) - shows that emotion is universal...

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Culture and Categorization of Emotion James Russell - This article is about the ways emotion is conveyed in different languages and how using various methods to compare language from different cultures could be misleading in understanding emotion in other cultures. - One problem with studying emotions is that most theories are derived form English and some words that are used in English might not exist in another language. Eg: an Arab woman saying that she had a hard time understanding the word frustration when she was learning English because her native language didn’t have a word for it. - The different ways that have been used to study emotions fall under the following categories: ethnography, facial cues, and dimensions of judgment . - a) Ethnographic record
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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.

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