Emotion in Cultural Dynamics
Yoshihisa Kashima, Alin Coman, Janet VT Pauketat, Vincent Yzerbyt
Emotion Review | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019
Emotion is critical for cultural dynamics, that is, for the formation, maintenance, and transformation of culture over time. We outline the component micro- and macro-level processes of cultural dynamics, and argue that emotion not only facilitates the transmission and retention of cultural information, but also is shaped and crafted by cultural dynamics. Central to this argument is our understanding of emotion as a complete information package that signals the adaptive significance of the information that the agent is processing. It captures an agent’s appraisal about the relationship between themself and the object of emotional focus, as well as action orientation and allostasis in context..View full abstract
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Preparation of this manuscript was supported by grants from the Australian Research Council (DP160102226 and DP160102231) to YK.