Using an engaging storytelling approach, Culture and Psychology introduces students to culture from a scientific yet accessible point of view. Author Stephen Fox integrates art, literature, and music into each chapter to offer students a rich and complete picture of cultures from around the world. The text wholly captures students’ attention while addressing key concepts typically found in a Psychology of Culture or Cross-Cultural Psychology course. Chapters feature personalized, interdisciplinary stories to help students understand specific concepts and theories, and encourage them to make connections between the material and their own lives.
Chapter Eight: Communication and Emotion
Communication and Emotion
- LO 8.1 Describe the evolutionary steps leading to current human communication universals and differences.
- LO 8.2 Explain how humans acquire language and communication skills.
- LO 8.3 Identify modalities of human communication and differences in those domains.
- LO 8.4 Identify theories of emotion that apply across cultures.
- LO 8.5 Discuss how cultural factors interact with and affect emotional experience and expression.
- LO 8.6 Explain ways that the arts and arts production can illuminate cultural norms of emotion and communication.
Preparing to Read
- When you’re talking with a friend, how much must be spelled out and what can be left unsaid because you “just know” already?
- Can you tell how people feel without them putting it in words?
- Have you had difficulty communicating with someone from another culture?