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dc.contributor.authorLu, M.
dc.contributor.authorHamamura, Takeshi
dc.contributor.authorDoosje, B.
dc.contributor.authorSuzuki, S.
dc.contributor.authorTakemura, K.
dc.identifier.citationLu, M. and Hamamura, T. and Doosje, B. and Suzuki, S. and Takemura, K. 2016. Culture and group-based emotions: could group-based emotions be dialectical? Cognition and Emotion. 31 (5): pp. 937-949.

Group-based emotions are experienced when individuals are engaged in emotion-provoking events that implicate the in-group. This research examines the complexity of group-based emotions, specifically a concurrence of positive and negative emotions, focusing on the role of dialecticism, or a set of folk beliefs prevalent in Asian cultures that views nature and objects as constantly changing, inherently contradictory, and fundamentally interconnected. Study 1 found that dialecticism is positively associated with the complexity of Chinese participants’ group-based emotions after reading a scenario depicting a positive intergroup experience. Study 2 found that Chinese participants experienced more complex group-based emotions compared with Dutch participants in an intergroup situation and that this cultural difference was mediated by dialecticism. Study 3 manipulated dialecticism and confirmed its causal effect on complex group-based emotions. These studies also suggested the role of a balanced appraisal of an intergroup situation as a mediating factor.

dc.titleCulture and group-based emotions: could group-based emotions be dialectical?
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleCognition and Emotion
curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
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