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ERIC Number: EJ861889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Cultural In-Group Advantage: Emotion Recognition in African American and European American Faces and Voices
Wickline, Virginia B.; Bailey, Wendy; Nowicki, Stephen
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v170 n1 p5-29 Mar 2009
The authors explored whether there were in-group advantages in emotion recognition of faces and voices by culture or geographic region. Participants were 72 African American students (33 men, 39 women), 102 European American students (30 men, 72 women), 30 African international students (16 men, 14 women), and 30 European international students (15 men, 15 women). The participants determined emotions in African American and European American faces and voices. Results showed an in-group advantage--sometimes by culture, less often by race--in recognizing facial and vocal emotional expressions. African international students were generally less accurate at interpreting American nonverbal stimuli than were European American, African American, and European international peers. Results suggest that, although partly universal, emotional expressions have subtle differences across cultures that persons must learn. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia