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She looks sad, but he looks mad: the effects of age, gender, and ambiguity on emotion perception.
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PMID:  25154116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study investigated how target sex, target age, and expressive ambiguity influence emotion perception. Undergraduate participants (N = 192) watched morphed video clips of eight child and eight adult facial expressions shifting from neutral to either sadness or anger. Participants were asked to stop the video clip when they first saw an emotion appear (perceptual sensitivity) and were asked to identify the emotion that they saw (accuracy). Results indicate that female participants identified sad expressions sooner in female targets than in male targets. Participants were also more accurate identifying angry facial expressions by male children than by female children. Findings are discussed in terms of the effects of ambiguity, gender, and age on the perception of emotional expressions.
Authors:
Maria Parmley; Joseph G Cunningham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of social psychology     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0022-4545     ISO Abbreviation:  J Soc Psychol     Publication Date:    2014 Jul-Aug
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Created Date:  2014-08-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376372     Medline TA:  J Soc Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
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