Summary

Recognizing cultural similarities and differences in emotion may provide insights into other psychological health and well-being, as well as preventing potentially harmful miscommunication. Although misunderstandings are unintentional, they can result in negative consequences including pervasive prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. Future research examining other cultural contexts is needed. Because more and more people are being raised within multiple cultural contexts (e.g., for many Chinese Americans, a Chinese immigrant culture at home and mainstream American culture at school), more research is needed to examine how people negotiate and integrate these different cultures in their emotional lives (for examples, see De Leersnyder, Mesquita, & Kim, 2011; Perunovic, Heller, & Rafaeli, 2007).

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Culture and Psychology by L D Worthy; T Lavigne; and F Romero is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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