SOC 128 Lecture week 3
SOC 128 Lecture week 3 SOC 128
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● cultural theory of emotion ○ Emotions are learned behaviours througulture ○ 3 kinds of emotion ■ basic ● Dill and Evans we are all human and we all feel these basic emotions, maybe to different degrees in different cultures but they are nevertheless felt ■ culturally specific ■ higher cognitive emotions ○ 6 core emotions that are universally felt according to Ekman ■ joy ■ distress ■ anger ■ fear ■ surprise ■ disgust ○ higher cognitive ■ these emotions, unlike the basic emotions ● love ● guilt ● shame ● jealousy ● embarrassment ● pride ● envy ■ are not sautomatic and fast such as the basic emotions. For example, love is an emotion that builds overtime and is not universal to a degree. What this means, is that love is felt by everyone around the world but in different ways depending on your cultlove culturally variable ● Furthermore, there is no universal facial expressions for these emotions ● involve a lot more brain processing than the basic emotions ● since more cognitive involvement is required, they can be easily coopted into service of high cognitive emotions (can think yourself into feeling these emotions)> do not have boundaries (overlap) ■ however, the components of love that are universal ● sexual attraction ● sadness and longing when lover is gone ● intense joy when lover is nearby ■ western thought of love ● love takes people by surprise ● love is the basis for commitment ● love is the supreme form of self fulfillment ○ culturally specific emotions ■ these emotions are taught by a certain culture and are thus not universally fel For example, Amae in Japanese culture is a feeling of dependence or expectation that you will be cared for within a romantic relationship.> This goes back to the neednaming an emotion, The japanese are able to clearly feel and label amae because they are able to understand that emotion (because it has a name). We in western culture, might experience amae but since it is not labeled as a recognized emotion to our culture, our feeling of amae, may as well go unrecognized (we do not understand it) ● what you feel and how you feel ○ is dependant on the label ○ requires a script ■ ieGurumba ● acting out as wild pigs was found to be a response among 2025 year olds to the financial struggles etc of becoming an adult. this emotion allowed the individual to “blow off steam” (to cope with the demands of the culture ● acting out as a wild pig, is an emotion that is restricted to this tribe as it has to be learned through social interaction within context of the culture ● Lutz on the Ifaluk ○ The Ifaluk tribe live on an island north of Australia; they are isolated and vulnerable to typhoons. They thus experience emotion in a much more intense manner. The Ifaluk emphasize the importance of relationships through expressions of emotion. ■ speak in terms of the group rather than the individual ● we vs I ■ emphasize sharing ● share everything (my belongings are yours) except when the community has enough of something such as clothing ● however, back to their emphasis on relationships, the Ifaluk take care to hide their clothing when not worn, from the opposite sex as clothing connotes sexuality (it reminds them of what makes them different (gender)) → that they are not “one” (we vs I) ■ emotions can be transcended to others ● when they feel emotion towards someone such as longing, it can make that person being longed for, sick ■ Nunuwan ● range of mental events ranging from thought to emotion, display of matureness ● having a lot of Nunuwan is a good thing as it is a display of full development (matureness) ● ■ Tip ● emotion and desires that belong to the individual himself ieurges ■ Fago ● combination of compassion/love/sadness ● because the Ifaluk are so vulnerable on the island, they depend on one another when they are in vulnerable states such as sickness, fago is a way to express an understanding of the suffering occurring in the world and in that person and it displays a willingness to take action (to care for that person) ■ Song ● justifiable/moral/acceptable anger (getting mad for something that anyone in the community would get mad at) ● iebecoming angry when someone does not share within the community (rightfully pissed)
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