Emotion in social relations: Cultural, group, and interpersonal processes
Parkinson B., Fischer AH., Manstead ASR.
© 2005 by Taylor & Francis Books, Inc. All rights reserved. Within psychology, emotion is often treated as something private and personal. In contrast, this book tries to understand emotion from the 'outside,' by examining the everyday social settings in which it operates. Three levels of social influence are considered in decreasing order of inclusiveness, starting with the surrounding culture and subculture, moving on to the more delimited organization or group, and finally focusing on the interpersonal setting.