The influence of social category cues on the happy categorisation advantage depends on expression valence

Craig, Belinda M., Koch, Severine and Lipp, Ottmar V. (2017) The influence of social category cues on the happy categorisation advantage depends on expression valence. Cognition and Emotion, 31 7: 1493-1501. doi:10.1080/02699931.2016.1215293


Author Craig, Belinda M.
Koch, Severine
Lipp, Ottmar V.
Title The influence of social category cues on the happy categorisation advantage depends on expression valence
Journal name Cognition and Emotion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-0600
0269-9931
Publication date 2017-11-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02699931.2016.1215293
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 31
Issue 7
Start page 1493
End page 1501
Total pages 9
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Abstract Facial race and sex cues can influence the magnitude of the happy categorisation advantage. It has been proposed that implicit race or sex based evaluations drive this influence. Within this account a uniform influence of social category cues on the happy categorisation advantage should be observed for all negative expressions. Support has been shown with angry and sad expressions but evidence to the contrary has been found for fearful expressions. To determine the generality of the evaluative congruence account, participants categorised happiness with either sadness, fear, or surprise displayed on White male as well as White female, Black male, or Black female faces across three experiments. Faster categorisation of happy than negative expressions was observed for female faces when presented among White male faces, and for White male faces when presented among Black male faces. These results support the evaluative congruence account when both positive and negative expressions are presented.
Keyword Emotion recognition
Person construal
Race
Sex
Social categorisation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP110100460
DP150101540
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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