Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2005

Abstract

The present study examined whether the relation between pleasant and unpleasant emotion varies across cultures and level of analysis (i.e., within-person vs. between-person). A total of 386 participants included European Americans, Asian Americans, Japanese, Indian, and Hispanic students. Momentary mood was assessed up to 7 times daily for one week. At the between-persons level, pleasant and unpleasant mood were positively correlated among Asian Americans and Japanese, but were uncorrelated among the other groups. Factor correlations at the within-person level were strongly negative in all cultures, suggesting that pleasant and unpleasant feelings are rarely experienced at the same time. Implications for dialectical experiences are discussed.

Keywords

negative affect, United States, emotions, mood, individualism, collectivism, bipolarity, feelings, Japanese, ratings

Discipline

Multicultural Psychology | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Cognition and Emotion

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

27

Last Page

52

ISSN

0269-9931

Identifier

10.1080/02699930441000076

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699930441000076

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