BoKyung Park

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Why do people give to strangers? We propose that people trust and give more to those whose emotional expressions match how they ideally want to feel ("ideal affect match"). European Americans and Koreans played multiple trials of the Dictator Game with recipients who varied in emotional expression (excited, calm), race (White, Asian) and sex (male, female).(More)
European Americans value excitement more and calm less than Chinese. Within cultures, European Americans value excited and calm states similarly, whereas Chinese value calm more than excited states. To examine how these cultural differences influence people's immediate responses to excited vs calm facial expressions, we combined a facial rating task with(More)
Over the last decade, significant empirical research has examined the influence of culture on a variety of emotional and affective processes. In this chapter, we review three established empirical differences in emotion between Western and East Asian cultures that stem from independent vs. interdependent models of self. These patterns concern the: (1) focus(More)
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