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Irritation and Human Sociality

Project description

An innovative theory of irritation

Irritation is a pervasive characteristic of human sociality. However, research on irritation in interpersonal relationships is limited. The EU-funded IRRITATION project will investigate irritation as a feature of human sociality in different cultural contexts focusing on issues related to cooperation and morality. The project will develop a sophisticated, culturally grounded theory of irritation by combining methods and approaches from anthropology and psychology, in-depth ethnographic research in four culturally distinct environments, and methods of systematic experimental comparison. The project will investigate the role irritation plays in the maintenance and disintegration of cooperative relationships to increase our understanding of the emotional side of human sociality.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 738,00
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00