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ERIC Number: EJ905478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1525-0008
The Relationship between Processing Facial Identity and Emotional Expression in 8-Month-Old Infants
Schwarzer, Gudrun; Jovanovic, Bianca
Infancy, v15 n1 p28-45 Jan-Feb 2010
In Experiment 1, it was investigated whether infants process facial identity and emotional expression independently or in conjunction with one another. Eight-month-old infants were habituated to two upright or two inverted faces varying in facial identity and emotional expression. Infants were tested with a habituation face, a switch face, and a novel face. In the switch faces, a new combination of identity and emotional expression was presented. The results show that infants differentiated between switch and habituation faces only in the upright condition but not in the inverted condition. Experiment 2 provides evidence that infants; nonresponse in the inverted condition can be attributed to their independent processing of facial identity and emotional expression. This suggests that infants in the upright condition processed facial identity and emotional expression in conjunction with one another. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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