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Emotional Interactions in Germany and Japan

This project investigates cultural differences in emotional interactions across the life span. Specifically, we focus on anger and shame interactions in close relationships in Germany and Japan. Previous research has shown that Westerners and Easterners differ in their experience of these emotions. In this project, we examine if the experience of anger and shame depends on the typical trajectories of interpersonal interactions in each culture. Additionally, we explore to what extent cultural variation holds up during the life span. The research is conducted in collaboration with the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the Kokoro Research Center at the University of Kyoto (Japan).

Interaktionen Kulturvergleich
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