ERIC Number: EJ939477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Putting Motion in Emotion: Do Dynamic Presentations Increase Preschooler's Recognition of Emotion?
Nelson, Nicole L.; Russell, James A.
Cognitive Development, v26 n3 p248-259 Jul-Sep 2011
In prior research, preschoolers were surprisingly poor at naming the emotion purportedly signaled by prototypical facial expressions--when shown as static images. To determine whether this poor performance is due to the use of static stimuli, rather than dynamic, we presented preschoolers (3-5 years) with facial expressions as either static images or dynamic audiovisual clips. Dynamic clips presented face alone (Study 1, N = 48) or face, body movement, and vocal intonation (Study 2, N = 72). Contrary to expectations, dynamic presentation did not increase children's naming of the emotion in either study and decreased it in Study 1. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Cognitive Processes, Preschool Children, Visual Stimuli, Intonation, Emotional Response, Video Technology, Motion, Verbal Communication, Identification
Elsevier. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800. Tel: 877-839-7126; Tel: 407-345-4020; Fax: 407-363-1354; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.elsevier.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A