Emotion control values and responding to an anger provocation in Asian-American and European-American individuals

Iris B. Mauss, Emily A. Butler, Nicole Roberts, Ann Chu

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Abstract

The present research examined whether Asian-American (AA) versus European-American (EA) women differed in experiential, expressive, or autonomic physiological responding to a laboratory anger provocation and assessed the mediating role of values about emotional control. Results indicate that AA participants reported and behaviourally displayed less anger than EA participants, while there were no group differences in physiological responses. Observed differences in emotional responses were partially mediated by emotion control values, suggesting a potential mechanism for effects of cultural background on anger responding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1026-1043
Number of pages18
JournalCognition and Emotion
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Anger experience
  • Anger expression
  • Asian-American and European-American cultural background
  • Autonomic physiology
  • Cultural values
  • Emotional responding
  • Mediation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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