Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera, assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author of “Honor and Emotion,” published in the February issue of The Inquisitive Mind: Social Psychology for You (InMind). InMind is a peer-reviewed quarterly publication on social psychology geared toward a lay audience.
The article, co-authored with alumnae Martha Liskow ’11 and Katie DiBona ’11, answers the question, “What is honor?” It describes several different types of honor, including morality-based honor, family-based honor, and gender-related honor. The writers then explore the ways in which honor influences emotional experience and expressions. Findings described in the paper come from research into honor and emotion in Mediterranean, North American, Northern European and Middle-Eastern cultures. The full article is online here.