A story superiority effect for disgust, fear, embarrassment, and pride

Nelson, Nicole L., Hudspeth, Kate and Russell, James A. (2013) A story superiority effect for disgust, fear, embarrassment, and pride. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31 3: 334-348. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12011

Author Nelson, Nicole L.
Hudspeth, Kate
Russell, James A.
Title A story superiority effect for disgust, fear, embarrassment, and pride
Journal name British Journal of Developmental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-510X
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/bjdp.12011
Open Access Status
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 334
End page 348
Total pages 15
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract Past studies found that, for preschoolers, a story specifying a situational cause and behavioural consequence is a better cue to fear and disgust than is the facial expression of those two emotions, but the facial expressions used were static. Two studies (Study 1: N = 68, 36-68 months; Study 2: N = 72, 49-90 months) tested whether this effect could be reversed when the expressions were dynamic and included facial, postural, and vocal cues. Children freely labelled emotions in three conditions: story, still face, and dynamic expression. Story remained a better cue than still face or dynamic expression for fear and disgust and also for the later emerging emotions of embarrassment and pride.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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