Naturalism and the tale of two facets

Azim F. Shariff, Jessica L. Tracy, Joey T. Cheng

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Williams and DeSteno (2010) and Gladkova (2010) question the validity, utility, and theoretical support for the bifurcation of pride into hubristic and authentic facets. Though these commentators highlight unanswered questions and important directions for future research, we argue that the broad, evolutionarily informed framework for the two facets, presented in our target article nonetheless provides the best fit and explanation for the existing pattern of evidence. We offer several empirical suggestions for future studies addressing the questions raised by the commentators, and emphasize the need for emotion researchers to hew closely to empirical data in developing theoretical accounts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-183
Number of pages2
JournalEmotion Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Emotion
  • Facial expressions
  • Pride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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