Toward a Cultural Epidemiology of Emotion

  • Paul Byers


From what little we know of the relationship between the fine details of human interaction and the longer cycles of the career line, there is reason to expect that the longer cycles will always be enlarged repetitions or repeated reflections of pattern contained in the fine detail. Indeed, this assumption that the microscopic will reflect the macroscopic is a major justification of most of our test procedures. A major function of the techniques of microanalysis is, therefore, to obtain from small quantities of data, accurately and completely recorded, insights into human relationship which could otherwise only be obtained either by long-time observation or from the notoriously unreliable data of anamnestic reconstruction (Bateson, 1971).


Stress Peak Anthropological Study Explicit Awareness Syllable Onset Recognizable Emotion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Byers
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  1. 1.Teachers College Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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