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dc.contributor.authorCrivelli, Carlosen
dc.contributor.authorJarillo, Sergioen
dc.contributor.authorFridlund, Alan J.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-14T14:47:31Z
dc.date.available2017-09-14T14:47:31Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-18
dc.identifier.citationCrivelli, C., Jarillo, S. and Fridlund, A.J (2016) A Multidisciplinary Approach to Research in Small-Scale Societies: Studying Emotions and Facial Expressions in the Field. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1073en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14486
dc.descriptionOpen Access articleen
dc.description.abstractAlthough cognitive science was multidisciplinary from the start, an under-emphasis on anthropology has left the field with limited research in small-scale, indigenous societies. Neglecting the anthropological perspective is risky, given that once-canonical cognitive science findings have often been shown to be artifacts of enculturation rather than cognitive universals. This imbalance has become more problematic as the increased use of Western theory-driven approaches, many of which assume human uniformity (“universality”), confronts the absence of a robust descriptive base that might provide clarifying or even contrary evidence. We highlight the need for remedies to such shortcomings by suggesting a two-fold methodological shift. First, studies conducted in indigenous societies can benefit by relying on multidisciplinary research groups to diminish ethnocentrism and enhance the quality of the data. Second, studies devised for Western societies can readily be adapted to the changing settings encountered in the field. Here, we provide examples, drawn from the areas of emotion and facial expressions, to illustrate potential solutions to recurrent problems in enhancing the quality of data collection, hypothesis testing, and the interpretation of results.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFrontiers in Psychologyen
dc.subjectmultidisciplinary approachen
dc.subjectindigenous societiesen
dc.subjectmethodsen
dc.subjectfacial expressionsen
dc.subjectemotionen
dc.subjectcultureen
dc.titleA multidisciplinary approach to research in small-scale societies: Studying emotions and facial expressions in the fielden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01073
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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dc.date.acceptance2016-06-30en
dc.exception.reasonopen access articleen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Psychological Scienceen


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