Culture and Crying

  title={Culture and Crying},
  author={Dianne A. van Hemert and Fons J. R. van de Vijver and Ad Vingerhoets},
  journal={Cross-Cultural Research},
  pages={399 - 431}
Results of a cross-cultural study of adult crying across 37 countries are presented. Analyses focused on country differences in recency of last crying episode and crying proneness and relationships with country characteristics. Three hypotheses on the nature of country differences in crying were evaluated: (a) distress due to exposure to taxing conditions, (b) norms regarding emotional expressiveness, and (c) personality (at country level). Individuals living in more affluent, democratic… 

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