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Reconstructing the Past: A Century of Ideas About Emotion in Psychology
Within the discipline of psychology, the conventional history outlines the development of two fundamental approaches to the scientific study of emotion—“basic emotion” and “appraisal” traditions. InExpand
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Language as context for the perception of emotion
In the blink of an eye, people can easily see emotion in another person's face. This fact leads many to assume that emotion perception is given and proceeds independently of conceptual processes suchExpand
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Context in Emotion Perception
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 isExpand
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What’s in a Word? Language Constructs Emotion Perception
In this review, we highlight evidence suggesting that concepts represented in language are used to create a perception of emotion from the constant ebb and flow of other people’s facial muscleExpand
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Cultural Relativity in Perceiving Emotion From Vocalizations
A central question in the study of human behavior is whether certain emotions, such as anger, fear, and sadness, are recognized in nonverbal cues across cultures. We predicted and found that in aExpand
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Emotion perception, but not affect perception, is impaired with semantic memory loss.
For decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have hypothesized that the ability to perceive emotions on others' faces is inborn, prelinguistic, and universal. Concept knowledge about emotion hasExpand
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Emotion words shape emotion percepts.
People believe they see emotion written on the faces of other people. In an instant, simple facial actions are transformed into information about another's emotional state. The present researchExpand
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Revisiting diversity: cultural variation reveals the constructed nature of emotion perception.
  • M. Gendron
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current opinion in psychology
  • 1 October 2017
The extent of cultural variation in emotion perception has long been assumed to be bounded by underlying universality. A growing body of research reveals, however, that evidence of universality inExpand
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Perceptions of emotion from facial expressions are not culturally universal: evidence from a remote culture.
It is widely believed that certain emotions are universally recognized in facial expressions. Recent evidence indicates that Western perceptions (e.g., scowls as anger) depend on cues to U.S. emotionExpand
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Of Mice and Men: Natural Kinds of Emotions in the Mammalian Brain? A Response to Panksepp and Izard
For almost 5 decades, the scientific study of emotion has been guided by the assumption that categories such as anger, sadness, and fear cut nature at its joints. Barrett (2006a) provided aExpand
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