Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Centre for Emotion (AICE)

AICE PhD student Xia Fang publishes paper in JCCP

Xia Fang has, together with her supervisors Gerben van Kleef and Disa Sauter, published an article in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

31 October 2017

Although perceivers often agree about the primary emotion that is conveyed by a particular expression, observers may also see several additional emotions in a given expression. In this study, Fang and colleagues compared Chinese and Dutch observers' perceptions of non-intended emotions from facial expressions (e.g., the perception of fear and disgust from an angry facial expression). They found that, although morphologically similar emotions were endorsed to a greater extent than dissimilar emotions overall, Chinese observers endorsed nonintended emotions more than did Dutch observers. Furthermore, the difference between Chinese and Dutch observers was more pronounced for the endorsement of morphologically similar emotions than of dissimilar emotions. These findings suggest that culture and morphological similarity both influence the extent to which perceivers see several emotions in a facial expression. To read the paper, click on the link below.

Published by  Psychologie