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Education and Cultivation of Emotions

The ways in which people experience and express their emotions and how others perceive and respond to them are subject to cultural rules, dos and don'ts. In this research area the focus lies on the conscious and unconscious shaping and formation of emotions within institutions such as family, school, religious organizations, the military and other social settings. The projects examine how people were brought up to have certain feelings, to show them or to suppress them, what conventions were created in this manner and which consequences occurred for the individual and their social environment.

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