Historical Research on the Self and Emotions

  title={Historical Research on the Self and Emotions},
  author={William M. Reddy},
  journal={Emotion Review},
  pages={302 - 315}
Research on this topic in Europe and North America has reached a new stage. Prior to 1970, historians told a story of progress in which modern individuals gradually gained mastery of emotions. After 1970 this older approach was put into doubt. Since 1990 research into the history of emotions has increasingly relied on a new methodology, based on the assumption that emotion is a domain of effort, and that it is possible to document variance between emotional standards, on the one hand, and the… 
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