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Title: The 'social' is not merely another level of reality
Authors: Mesquita, Batja # ×
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
Series Title: Emotion Review vol:6 issue:4 pages:327-328
Abstract: It is time to abandon essentialism in emotional research: Our socio-dynamic model (Mesquita & Boiger, this issue) proposes to study emotions as contextualized processes, rather than as states. This does not mean eschewing mental processes, but rather studying them dynamically and in open interaction with their environment. Our proposal is not to shift the focus of emotion studies to a different level. Rather, placing emotions in their social context renders their psychological qualities understandable and predictable. This is illustrated by some examples from my own cross-cultural research.
ISSN: 1754-0739
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Social and Cultural Psychology
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