You call that happy!? Cultural differences in Emotion



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:





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:


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

Research on how language can affect cognition:

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

Laymen’s Explanation (abstract above):

Thinking in a foreign Language helps economic decision making!!

Cross Cultural Analysis of Happiness!! YAY!