Research on Universality of Human Emotions

Stockphoto/Eduard Härkönen) via Science DailyGlobeTracker| The Greeks are right about the universality of human emotions. Researchers in Britain have studied people from Britain and Namibia, concluding that basic emotions such as amusement, anger, fear and sadness are shared by all humans. The results of their study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, Economic and Social Research Council, University of London Central Research Fund and UCL, are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Namibians represent a group of 20,000 people living completely traditional lives, with no electricity, running water, formal education of any contact with people from other groups.

Previous research showed that facial expressions of these basic emotions are recognised across a wide range of cultures. via Science Daily