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CLASS DIFFERENCES IN EMOTIONALITY: IMPLICATIONS OF COGNITIVE THEORIES

Steven F. Cohn
Humboldt Journal of Social Relations
Vol. 18, No. 2, the SOCIOLOGY of EMOTIONS (1992), pp. 1-23
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23262743
Page Count: 23
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Abstract

This paper explores the implications of cognitive theories of emotions for a theory of class differences in emotional awareness. When combined with other evidence, this theory suggests that there are tendencies within highly stratified societies for members of the upper classes to have greater clarity about their emotions, to be aware of experiencing a wider range of emotions, and to experience their emotions with greater perceived intensity. The theory also suggests that there are countervailing mechanisms that, in particular societies, may attenuate or change the direction of class differences.

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