Universality revisited

Nelson, Nicole L. and Russell, James A. (2013) Universality revisited. Emotion Review, 5 1: 8-15. doi:10.1177/1754073912457227


Author Nelson, Nicole L.
Russell, James A.
Title Universality revisited
Journal name Emotion Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-0739
1754-0747
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/1754073912457227
Open Access Status
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 8
End page 15
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Abstract Evidence does not support the claim that observers universally recognize basic emotions from signals on the face. The percentage of observers who matched the face with the predicted emotion (matching score) is not universal, but varies with culture and language. Matching scores are also inflated by the commonly used methods: within-subject design; posed, exaggerated facial expressions (devoid of context); multiple examples of each type of expression; and a response format that funnels a variety of interpretations into one word specified by the experimenter. Without these methodological aids, matching scores are modest and subject to various explanations.
Keyword culture
emotion
facial expression
universality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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