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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Emotion Processing

21.01.2021, by Tina Keil in call for papers

Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science
Deadline for abstracts: March 1st, 2021

Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science
Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science

Research on the role of culture in emotion processing is a matter of considerable debate. One view is that emotions are adaptive reactions to survival-related threats and opportunities (Ekman, 1992; Tooby & Cosmides, 1992). As a result, emotions are expected to be universal. A competing view is that emotions are strongly influenced by the values, roles, and socialization practices that vary across cultures (Mesquita, de Leersnyder, & Boiger, 2016; Oatley, 1993). Thus, people in different cultures might be expected to perceive and express emotions in different ways. Research on emotions (especially facial expressions) has provided support for both perspectives (e.g., Cordaro, Sun, Keltner, Kamble, Huddar, & McNeil, 2020).

This special issue aims to showcase empirical evidence examining emotion processing across different cultural contexts. Emotion processes are broadly construed, and include subjective experience, nonverbal behavior (facial and vocal expressions, body language, etc.), and emotional evaluations.

We invite submissions from multiple disciplines including but not limited to psychology, computer science, sociology, and anthropology. We are especially seeking Research Articles. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses will also be considered.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for expression of interest and abstract submission: March 1, 2021
  • Deadline for paper submission: June 1, 2021

Please send your expression of interest and abstract directly to one of the special issue editors via mail (see below).

You will find more information on the journal’s webpage:

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!
Xia Fang (
Jens Lange (
Magdalena Rychlowska (