SELF-REGULATION IN THE INTERPERSONAL COGNITION PROCESS AND MODIFICATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION OF OTHERS
 
Nakata, S., Aichi Gakuin University, Hashimoto, H., Shukugawa Gakuin Junior College of Woman and Shiomi, K., Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan
 
A qualitative analysis of interpersonal cognition also revealed some instance in which even though a sense of competition was aroused in a competitive situation, it would not be expressed in the child's facial expression or attitude. Since in Japanese culture there is a tendency to attach importance to the solidarity of group behavior, there are rules for expressing emotions. The expression of hostile emotions to others is not socially acceptable in Japan, and this may prevent the children from displaying their emotions. In Japan, people tend to be influenced by groups and it can be said that the group influence not only unifies behavior and the mode of thought members, but also provides rules for expressing emotions. Key words: self-regulation, self-efficacy, interpersonal cognition, emotional expression, arousal of emotion.