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ERIC Number: ED181521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Expression Sequence and Expressor Identity on Judgments of the Intensity of Facial Expression.
Thayer, Stephen
Three hundred female college students participated in a study to determine whether viewing a prior sequence of photographs of emotional-facial expressions would influence their impressions of later expressions. Each subject was tested individually and shown one series of five separate photographs of varying facial expressions, one photograph at a time, and asked to freely label each expression shown and to rate the intensity of the expression on an 11-point scale ranging from "very weak" to "very strong." Eight of the sequences shown to subjects ended with a sad expression and ten sequences ended with a happy expression. Results showed that intensity ratings of both sad and happy final expressions were enhanced when preceded by a sequence of contrasting as opposed to similar or identical facial expressions. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)