A Paper Co-Authored by Professor Yukiko Uchida Has Been Published in the International Academic Journal, Frontiers in Psychology
A paper co-authored by Prof. Yukiko Uchida has been published in the international academic journal, Frontiers in Psychology.
De Almeida I & Uchida Y (2021)
Who can buffer marginalization risk? Affect experience, affect valuation, and social marginalization in Japan and Brazil.
Frontiers in Psychology, 12:501165.
The first author, Dr. Igor De Almeida, received his Ph.D. degree (Adviser: Prof. Uchida) and continues to collaborate with Dr. Uchida.
This research examined the relationship between social marginalization and emotions in Brazilian participants, for whom there has not been much data published on.
In East Asia, it is known that individuals are encouraged to pursue and value low arousal positive emotions (LAP: e.g., calmness, serenity) over high arousal positive emotions (HAP: e.g., excitement, elation, etc.). In contrast, Latin American cultures value HAP over LAP, because social relationships are promoted through vibrant positive emotional expression in these cultures. Consistent with these findings, the results of this research showed that the strength of experiencing HAP was negatively associated with social marginalization in Brazil. In addition, it was argued that social factors that allow people to experience HAP in Brazilian culture may act as a buffer against the risks of cultural marginalization.