Kwasniewska, A., Thomas, K. and Baker, R., 2014. Are there cross-cultural differences in emotional processing and social problem-solving? Polish Psychological Bulletin, 45 (2), 205 -210 .
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Emotional processing and social problem-solving are important for mental well-being. For example, impaired emotional processing is linked with depression and psychosomatic problems. However, little is known about cross-cultural differences in emotional processing and social problem-solving and whether these constructs are linked. This study examines whether emotional processing and social problem-solving differs between Western (British) and Eastern European (Polish) cultures. Participants (N = 172) completed questionnaires assessing both constructs. Emotional processing did not differ according to culture, but Polish participants reported more effective social problem-solving abilities than British participants. Poorer emotional processing was also found to relate to poorer social problem-solving. Possible societal reasons for the findings and the implications of the findings for culture and clinical practice are discussed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||cross-cultural differences; emotional processing; social problem-solving.|
|Group:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic|
|Deposited On:||10 Jul 2014 08:54|
|Last Modified:||10 Sep 2014 14:57|
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