EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION IN ‘SOCIOCENTRIC’ VS. ‘EGOCENTRIC’ SOCIETIES. A STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Is the expression of individual emotions culturally conditioned? Or is the human individuality too complex emotionally to be limited by cultural social norms? It is to these questions and many others that our study attempts to find new answers. The reason why the study of emotion is a relatively recent issue in psychological anthropology partially has to do with the negative attitude of social sciences towards this subject, which has been considered too ‘soft’ and too ‘subjective’ to be an appropriate topic for research. Since emotion was viewed in the West as a compulsive, irrational force arising within the individual …