Washington, contrast with western people who are very expressive expressed his happy with the success or the pleasure to inform other people, Asian people are very difficult to apply such.
According to research by psychologists from the University of Washington, Asian people is more difficult to express a sense of happy and hard to think positive because they believe it will taste happy fleeting.
A typical culture of Asian people that live not only contain the happiness makes them worry excessively celebrate happiness. Most Asian people believe, there’s always sadness after celebrating happiness.
Survey of Asian students showed no positive emotional relationships with decreased levels of stress or depression. This looks different to the Europeans and Americans that actually indicate a positive emotional connection to the decreased levels of stress and depression that is more expressive in expressing happiness.
The study involved 633 students from Asia, America and Europe-Asia-America. This research is to see the behavior when subjected to stress and depression, how often has a sad mood, feeling of worthlessness or changes in sleep and appetite.
Participants also rated the intensity of positive emotions that she feels included a sense of calm, confidence, joy and attention.
As a result, it was found that the European-American participants showed a positive emotion or a positive impact on decreasing levels of depression and stress. While the group Asian-Americans is only slightly positive emotional effect on decreasing levels of stress.
In contrast to pure Asians found no effect of positive emotions toward decreased levels of stress. These findings show that Asian people interpret and have positive emotional reactions that differ in mental health.
“Asians think happiness that emerges is a signal that something bad will happen next, and they believe the feeling of happiness will be fleeting,” said Janxin Leu, as quoted from MedIndia.
The lack of effect on the expression of positive emotion in people in Asia allegedly happy because most Asians are always clinging to the principle of Yin and Yang, which impart a natural balance to the good and bad.
This condition also affects people who helped Asia to be difficult to express happiness and positive thoughts.
“So therapies that rely on emotions and think positively in the west may not be suitable for Asian people and can only make the patient feel worse,” said Leu.
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