Historical Migration Patterns & Contemporary Cultures of Emotion

Paula presents her research ideas and findings on how world migration flows, beginning 500 years ago, which formed the populations of today's countries, have contributed to the rise of different cultures of emotion. She also provides insight into how scientists use big data, meta-analysis, and experiments to test ideas about today's cultures of emotion.

Related articles:

Niedenthal, P. M., Rychlowska, M., Zhao, F., & Wood, A. (2019). Historical migration patterns shape contemporary cultures of emotion. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1745691619849591.

Wood, A., Rychlowska, M., & Niedenthal, P. (2016). Heterogeneity of long-history migration predicts emotion recognition accuracy. Emotion, 16, 413-420.

Rychlowska, M., Miyamoto, Y., Matsumoto, D., Hess, U., Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Kamble, S., ... & Niedenthal, P. M. (2015). Heterogeneity of long-history migration explains cultural differences in reports of emotional expressivity and the functions of smiles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences112(19), E2429-E2436.