ERIC Number: EJ654324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
A Label Superiority Effect in Children's Categorization of Facial Expressions.
Russell, James A.; Widen, Sherri C.
Social Development, v11 n1 p30-52 2002
Three studies investigated whether children, ages 2-7, recognized facial expressions by category. Study 1 focused on emotion categories of happiness and anger; Study 2, on sex differences, with sadness added. Study 3 was on 2- and 3-year-olds. All three studies showed a Label Superiority Effect, in which emotion labels resulted in more accurate categorization than the corresponding facial expression. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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