Emotional acculturation

Jozefien De Leersnyder, Batja Mesquita, Heejung Kim

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Do emotions acculturate when people move from one culture to the next? We conceive of “emotional acculturation” as the process by which immigrants come to share the host culture’s most prevalent patterns of emotional experiences. In this chapter we will discuss the first evidence that emotional acculturation takes place, and provide details on the dynamics of this process. We will also highlight how the finding of emotional acculturation speaks to mechanisms of emotional change generally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanging Emotions
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781135121280
ISBN (Print)9781848720909
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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