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The Secret History of Emotion by Daniel M. Gross
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Mar 20, 2010

it was ok
Read in March, 2010

We live in a society that constructs norms of emotion and then enforces those rules of appropriateness, meaning that those norms are so embedded in society that often neurologists and empirical psychologists may mistake them as products of “human wiring.” Rather, as we are wont to say in the humanities, society is everything and its influence on emotions is no different.

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