PSYC18H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Display Rules, Ifalik

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Plato emotions arise from the lower part of the mind and pervert reason. Romanticism era when emotions came to be valued in personal life, politics, literature, and philosophy. Frankenstein actually about the emotional themes of romanticism, and about the creature"s initial natural emotions of kindness. Values, concepts and ideas about the self that are part of a cultural background shape how members of societies experience emotions. A cultural approach assumes that emotions are primarily constructed by the processes of culture and that emotions can be thought of as roles that people fulfill to play cultural-specific identities and relationships. Day-to-day emotional experiences of people from different cultures differ, often dramatically. Self-construal: independent and interdependent selves: western societies are concerned with individuality, self-actualizing, freedom and self- expression. Independent self-construal individualism, where asserting one"s independence and distinctiveness are the imperative, as well as defining oneself according to unique traits and preferences.

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