You call that happy!? Cultural differences in Emotion

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Happiness.

It seems like something that should be constant and consistent across cultures; however ETIC studies such as those by Dr. Tsai have indicated otherwise!  Read the great summary article below on her work at Stanford on culture, emotion and the role that culture plays in shaping cognition:

http://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=33586

 

 

 

 

Understanding Socio Cultural Impacts on Cognition

Download the Learning Helper below and use the articles linked below to facilitate your understanding of the ways in which culture can affect our cognition:

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University of Michigan research on the perceptual differences of Americans and Japanese: 

http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/health/080800hth-behavior-culture.html

Research on how language can affect cognition: 

http://boingboing.net/2011/08/12/how-language-affects-color-perception.html

Research on how Language affects cognition, but in a contextual sense..great comparison to Nesbitt studies: 

http://pss.sagepub.com/content/26/4/518

Laymen’s Explanation (abstract above):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-the-language-you-speak-changes-your-view-of-the-world-10212854.html

Thinking in a foreign Language helps economic decision making!!

http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2012/04/25/thinking-foreign-language-helps-economic-decision-making

Cross Cultural Analysis of Happiness!! YAY!

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