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Batja Mesquita, author of BETWEEN US, in conversation with Sally Haldorson - a virtual event
Boswell Book Company and Porchlight Book Company present an evening with Batja Mesquita, author of Between Us: How Cultures Create Emotions. In conversation with Sally Haldorson, Managing Director of Porchlight.

"How are you feeling today?" We may think of emotions as universal responses, felt inside, but in Between Us, acclaimed psychologist Batja Mesquita asks us to reconsider them through the lens of what they do in our relationships, both one-on-one and within larger social networks. By looking outward at relationships at work, school, and home, we can better judge how our emotions will be understood, how they might change a situation, and how they change us.

Brilliantly synthesizing original psychological studies and stories from peoples across time and geography, Between Us skillfully argues that acknowledging differences in emotions allows us to find common ground, humanizing and humbling us all for the better.

From the Publishers Weekly starred review: "The bounty of case studies captivates and makes a strong argument that social conditions have the power to dictate how one expresses and experiences emotions. The result is a bracing and bold appraisal of how feelings develop."

Batja Mesquita is a social psychologist, an affective scientist, and a pioneer of cultural psychology. She is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Leuven, Belgium, where she studies the role of culture in emotions, and of emotions in culture and society. Mesquita spent her postdoctoral years at the University of Michigan, where she was part of the "culture and cognition group" that played a key role in the start of cultural psychology. She is director of the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology in Leuven.

Purchase a copy of Between Us here: https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781324002444.

Jul 28, 2022 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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