ERIC Number: ED031532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Perception of Emotion: Differences in Race and Sex of Perceiver and Expressor.
Gitter, A. George; Black, Harvey
This study investigated the patterns of: (1) correctly perceived emotions, and (2) erroneously perceived emotions (i.e., those which are in fact perceived, when they are not expressed). It also related perception of emotion to (1) race of perceiver and expressor, and (2) sex perceiver and expressor. The experimental design involved a 2x2x2x2 factorial study involving 48 perceivers and 20 expressors (actors) who were photographed enacting seven emotions. Race of perceiver was found significant as were the patterns of both correctly and erroneously perceived emotions. Negroes were superior both in terms of overall accuracy scores as well as correct scores for the individual emotions. (NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. Communication Research Center.