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Subjective, behavioral, and physiological reactivity to ethnically matched and ethnically mismatched film clips.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17144754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined whether individuals from 4 major ethnic groups within the United States (African American, Chinese American, European American, and Mexican American) showed greater subjective, behavioral, and physiological responses to emotional film clips (amusement, sadness, and disgust) with actors from their own ethnic group (ethnically matched) compared with actors from the other 3 ethnic groups (ethnically mismatched). Evidence showed greater responsivity to ethnically matched films for African Americans and European Americans, with the largest effect for African Americans. These findings were consistent across both sex and level of cultural identification. Findings of ethnic difference notwithstanding, there were many areas in which ethnic differences were not found (e.g., little or no evidence was found of greater response to ethnically matched films in Chinese-American or Mexican- American participants). These findings indicate that the emotional response system clearly reacts to stimuli of diverse ethnic content; however, the system is also amenable to subtle "tuning" that allows for incrementally enhanced responding to members of one's own ethnic or cultural group.
Authors:
Nicole A Roberts; Robert W Levenson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emotion (Washington, D.C.)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1528-3542     ISO Abbreviation:  Emotion     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-05     Completed Date:  2007-02-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125678     Medline TA:  Emotion     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  635-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 APA, all rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Psycholgy, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Nicole.A.Roberts@asu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Affect*
Anger
Arousal / physiology*
Attitude*
Ethnic Groups*
Female
Humans
Judgment
Male
Motion Pictures as Topic*
Questionnaires
Visual Perception*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
MH39895/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R37-AG17766/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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