Program Change: How Culture Influences Our Emotions (and Why it Matters)

Video of Stanford Psychology Professor, Jeanne Tsai

11 a.m., December 19, 2021

Our previously scheduled speaker had to cancel her talk. We apologize for this late change.

Instead, we will watch and discuss a video of a talk by Stanford Psychology Professor, Jeanne Tsai, entitled “How Culture Influences Our Emotions (and Why it Matters)”.

Here is the description of the video:

“Which culture(s) do you identify with and how does that shape your mood, decision-making and emotions? Psychology Professor Jeanne Tsai, ’91, discusses how culture influences our feelings, particularly the emotions we want to feel. She also explores how these cultural differences affect how we perceive and treat others in an increasingly multicultural world.

Jeanne Tsai, ’91, is a professor of psychology and the director of Stanford’s Culture and Emotion Lab. Her research examines how culture shapes affective processes and the effects these cultural differences have on decision-making, how people think about health and illness, and how they perceive others in an increasingly multicultural world.”

You can view this 58-minute video from the Stanford Alumni Association at


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