Emotion semantics show both cultural variation and universal structure

Science Vol/Iss. 366 (6472) AAAS Published In Pages: 1517-1522
By Jackson, Joshua Conrad, Watts, Joseph, Henry, Teague R., List, Johann-Mattis, Forkel, Robert, Mucha, Peter J., Greenhill, Simon J. , Gray, Russell D. , Lindquist, Kristen A.


Geographic proximity is positively correlated with similarity in emotion semantics across language families (1519).


The two significance values are reported for the full sample and then the smaller permutation robust sample respectively.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Correlation using ARI valuesSupportedp <.001 and p = .03UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Emotion semanticsDependentVocabulary, Semantics
Geographic proximityIndependentLocation