Title

Putting "Context" in Context: The Effects of Body Posture and Emotion Scene on Adult Categorizations of Disgust Facial Expressions.

Keywords

context, emotion perception, emotion, facial expression recognition

Abstract

Affective face perception is influenced by nonfacial contextual elements. However, investigations often conflate body posture and emotion scene, making it unclear whether posture or the combination of posture and scene produces perception-altering effects. This study examined adults’ categorizations of disgust facial expressions superimposed onto isolated emotion postures or postures embedded in emotion scenes. Results indicated that emotional postures exerted a significant contextual effect on adults’ emotion categorizations of disgust faces. Of note, postures in emotion scenes exerted a stronger contextual effect than isolated postures for sadness and fear contexts. These findings suggest that contextual elements exert varying degrees of influence on emotion perception and produce combinatorial effects

Original Publication Citation

Reschke, P. J., Knothe, J. M., Lopez, L. D., & Walle, E. A. (2018). Putting ‘context’ in context: Examining the effects of body posture and emotion scene on adults’ categorizations of affective facial expressions. Emotion, 18, 153-158. [5-year IF = 4.266].

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017-07-17

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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