Paul Ekman says the answer is yes. He has been studying emotions for many years and in different geographies and cultures. He has identified seven emotions that seem to be universal:

  • Joy
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Contempt
  • Surprise
  • Disgust
  • Fear

https://www.blog.theteamw.com/2011/02/25/100-things-you-should-know-about-people-65-seven-emotions-are-universal-2/