Title: Context in emotion perception
Authors: Barrett, Lisa Feldman ×
Mesquita, Batja
Gendron, Maria #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Series Title: Current Directions in Psychological Science vol:20 issue:5 pages:286-290
Abstract: We review recent work demonstrating consistent context effects during emotion perception. Visual scenes, voices, bodies, other faces, cultural orientation, and even words shape how emotion is perceived in a face, calling into question the still-common
assumption that the emotional state of a person is written on and can be read from the face like words on a page. Incorporating context during emotion perception appears to be routine, efficient, and, to some degree, automatic. This evidence challenges
the standard view of emotion perception represented in psychology texts, in the cognitive neuroscience literature, and in the popular media and points to a necessary change in the basic paradigm used in the scientific study of emotion perception.
ISSN: 0963-7214
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Social and Cultural Psychology
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