The effect of family environment in the recognition of brief displays of emotion

Felisberti, F, Cobley, L, Hall, E and Williams, A (2013) The effect of family environment in the recognition of brief displays of emotion. In: 36th European Conference on Visual Perception; 25 - 29 Aug 2013, Bremen, Germany. (Unpublished)

Full text not available from this archive.

Abstract

Ekman and Friesen [1971, JPSP, 17: 124-129] suggested that in certain situations we may choose to hide our feelings, but fail and show our true feelings for a fraction of a second (up to 200 ms). Such “leaked” emotional expressions are referred to as microexpressions. We investigated whether the family environment (birth order and number of siblings) could modulate the participants’ ability to recognize facial microexpressions of emotion. The microexpressions (100 ms and 150 ms) tested were anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness and sadness. Large individual differences were observed, both in relation to accuracy and reaction time. Results showed a significant difference in the recognition of fear between participants with small (0-1) and large (=> 2) number of siblings. There was also a significant difference in the recognition of anger related to the participants’ order of birth (eldest vs. youngest/ middle siblings). The results suggested that the recognition of microexpressions in adults can be affected by the complex set of interactions that occurred between siblings (or in their absence).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Title: 36th European Conference on Visual Perception
Additional Information: An abstract of this paper was published in Perception, 2013, 42, (ECVP Abstract Supplement) within a section called 36th European Conference on Visual Perception. It is on p. 191.
Research Area: Psychology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (from November 2012)
Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 08:53
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 08:53
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/26412

Actions (Repository Editors)

Item Control Page Item Control Page