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In an analysis to this question we will begin by looking at in brief culture Culture has been referred to as the cumulative deposit of knowledge experience beliefs values attitudes meanings hierarchies religion notions of time roles spatial relations concepts of the universe and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving Samovar Porter 1994 It has been argued that culture in its broadest sense is cultivated behavior that is the totality of a persons learned accumulated experience which is socially transmitted in short behavior through social learning Levy 1984 performed a study where he found that some cultures have very few words for sadness related emotions and some of these cultures had a very rich set of terms for other emotions such as anger He concluded that cultures may be more or less prone to perceive and talk about particular types of emotions Similar studies was performed in a number of non- western cultures Lutz White 1986 Mesquita Frijda 1992 Russell 1991 and Shweder 1993 these studies found that there was a large diversity of emotion vocabularies and ways of talking about emotional phenomena This led anthropologists to conclude that there is little universality of emotion In fact according to this view emotions are mainly determined by culture specific values and modes of interaction We may argue that this anthropological evidence as well as indications of historical changes in emotion concepts have served as basis for the claim that emotions are a social construction The social psychologists that propose this view Harre 1986 Oatley 1993 and Averill 1980 presume that emotions have no reality other than that which is culturally created or socially constructed We may argue that frustration anger aggressive cues and experience with aggressive models whether direct or channelled through our media are quite clearly important conditions for the occurence of aggressive behaviour Baron and
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