Emotional regulation, Independent culture, Interdependent culture


Emotional regulation is an important aspect of our social lives that can build or weaken relationships. Regulating emotion is influenced by many factors and culture is one of many important factors that has a striking influence on how people regulate their emotion. The world can be divided into two major cultures: independent and interdependent culture. Most Western countries show characteristics of independent culture while most Eastern countries show the characteristics of interdependent culture. Depending on what culture we are from, we will exhibit differences in emotion regulation on, behavior, and emotional coping strategies. Thus, understanding cultural differences is especially crucial when delivering or communicating thought and emotions so the audience will interpret them correctly. How we regulate emotion will ultimately vary between individuals but culture can also be a positive indicator in viewing the norms as to how a group of people perceives their environment as it pertains to regulating emotion.