Multiple social category cues concurrently influence emotion recognition

Belinda M. Craig, Ottmar V. Lipp

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Abstract

A growing body of research demonstrates that facial social category cues (i.e. race, sex, and age) can influence how quickly and accurately emotional expressions are recognised. The majority of this work has focused on the influence of only one social category at a time. From the few studies that have looked at the influence of more than one category, it cannot be determined whether one cue is more influential than another, or whether multiple social cues have a combined influence on emotion recognition. To determine the influence of multiple relevant social categories on emotion recognition, participants categorised happy an angry expressions displayed on faces varying in both race and sex (Experiment 1) or age and sex (Experiment 2). An influence of both race and sex (Experiment 1) and age and sex (Experiment 2) was observed on emotion recognition speed. Findings indicate that multiple relevant social category cues concurrently influence emotion recognition.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event45th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 31 Mar 20163 Apr 2016
Conference number: 45th

Conference

Conference45th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Abbreviated titleSASP
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period31/03/163/04/16

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