In the previous article I mentioned that there are both universal and culturally unique emotions. In his research Paul Ekman discovered that there are 6 universal emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise and disgust. This means that in every culture in the world we will express them (mimically) in the same way and we will recognize them in the same way.

But many emotions are culturally unique, which means that they function only in some cultures, where they have a special name, meaning and do not have a similar equivalent in other cultures. Here is a list of culturally unique emotions (which I have found):


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Emotions have a big impact on us and fill our daily lives. They influence our physiology, state of mind, behavior, beliefs, attitudes and motivation.

It is very difficult to find one consistent definition of emotions, and scientists, depending on their background, use different definitions. Therefore, I will not give any specific definition here, but I will focus on different aspects of emotions.


This may be an easy question, with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. But when there is more than one option to choose from,money happy

it means that we can consider the question from many different perspectives.

Of course, we all have our own opinion in this topic, which is based on our values, philosophy of life and experiences. So have a moment for yourself now, and think how and why you would answer the question: does money buy happiness?

My psychological nature whispers to me that in order to answer I should dig deeper and of course ask more questions :) So let’s check what the science will tell us!