How Emotions Differ Across Cultures


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Finish this conversation with the most appropriate response:

Sarah: I'd love to travel to other countries and get to know people from all over the world.

Paul: Yeah, it'd be fun to see how we're all the same and different.

Sarah: Well, one way I know we're the same is that we all experience and express the same emotions.

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1. Which situation might be misinterpreted by someone from Argentina?

2. In a study, American researchers showed a group of individuals from different countries pictures of people that exhibited different emotions. Americans scored the highest on matching the emotion to the image. What, from this information, might suggest that the study was flawed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How people express their emotions can actually differ from culture to culture. In this quiz, you'll recall facts about emotions, as well as ways they can be different in other cultures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on emotions tests your ability to:

  • Recognize true statements about emotions
  • Understand what country might guess incorrectly about fear
  • Know what country can best identify emotions
  • Determine an example of cultural differences
  • Identify a country that may make an incorrect guess about anger

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information found in the lesson on emotions across cultures
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about the ability of people from various cultures to identify emotions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to successfully answer a question about examples of cultural differences

Additional Learning

Want to know more about emotions? The lesson called How Emotions Differ Across Cultures covers the following objectives:

  • Define emotion
  • Explain how different cultures experience and interpret emotions
  • Examine the expression of emotions