Emotions &Universal Expressions

Emotions are the color of what we go through in life

Emotions are not feelings or moods they are..

a rapid processing of information that has helped humans to evolve from the beginning of time until now. They allow us to react to an stimuli or something in our environment with minimal conscious thinking in order to survive.

Do ALL People Show Emotions in the same ways?


Emotions aren't only universally expressed, they are universally recognizable even if the word 'Emotion' may not be universal.


When these universal emotions are signaled the reaction, or the expressions of that emotion has a "physiological signature in the autonomic nervous system".


Studies conducted, have concluded there are more similarities to reactions across numerous cultures than there were differences.




Matsumoto, D. & Juang, L. (2013). Culture & psychology. (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

A Special Thanks to..

-Matsumoto, D. & Juang, L. (2013). Culture & psychology. (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

- Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., and Melinda Smith, M.A. Last updated: February 2015.

-No Author. (2015). SMORE:Design flyers to spread the word. Retrieved from https://www.smore.com/