Publication: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Universality Versus Cultural Specificity of Three Emotion Domains: Some Evidence Based on the Cascading Model of Emotional Intelligence

Center Authors: Caruso, D. R.


This paper focuses on distinguishing the aspects of emotions that are more universal from those that are more culture-specific. By testing the extent to which the three emotion domains in the cascading model of emotional intelligence (emotion perception, emotion understanding, and emotion regulation) are universal versus culture-specific, the researchers examined the hypotheses that emotion perception is the more universal domain of emotional intelligence, and emotion understanding and emotion regulation are more culture-specific domains.

Bo Shao, Lorna Doucet and David R. Caruso
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology published online 6 November 2014 DOI: 10.1177/0022022114557479