ERIC Number: EJ635731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Role of Person Familiarity in Young Infants' Perception of Emotional Expressions.
Kahana-Kalman, Ronit; Walker-Andrews, Arlene S.
Child Development, v72 n2 p352-69 Mar-Apr 2001
Investigated the role of person familiarity in 3.5-month-olds' ability to recognize emotional expressions. Found that when more contextual information such as person familiarity was available, infants as young as 3.5 months recognized happy and sad expressions. Findings suggest that in early stages, infants are sensitive to contextual information that potentially facilitates some of the meaning of others' emotional expressions. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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