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ERIC Number: EJ909225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2725
The Social Psychologies of Emotion: A Bridge That Is Not Too Far
Smith-Lovin, Lynn; Winkielman, Piotr
Social Psychology Quarterly, v73 n4 p327-332 Dec 2010
Traditionally, emotion is a topic more central to psychology than to sociology. The "Annual Review of Psychology" has almost 400 articles that mention emotion since 1975, while the "Annual Review of Sociology" has roughly one-third as many in that period. Rather than bridging the two disciplinary canons, the early literature in sociology was focused on establishing that it had something distinctive to say about this apparently individual phenomenon. During that time, the study of emotion in psychology, on the other hand, was focused on the relationship between emotion and cognition, and the nature-nurture type of questions like physiological specificity of emotions and the universality of facial expression. Most of the cross-citation was from classic sources like Schachter and Singer (1962) in psychology and Goffman (1959) in sociology. As the modern literature in both fields matures, the authors hope there may be more potential for mutual interest. In this paper, the authors briefly review some developments in both fields, and offer a research agenda that may be beneficial to both disciplines. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Language: English
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