Adult attachment and the perception of facial expression of emotion.

  title={Adult attachment and the perception of facial expression of emotion.},
  author={Paula M. Niedenthal and Markus Brauer and Lucy Robin and Ase H Innes-Ker},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={82 3},
Adult attachment orientation has been associated with specific patterns of emotion regulation. The present research examined the effects of attachment orientation on the perceptual processing of emotional stimuli. Experimental participants played computerized movies of faces that expressed happiness, sadness, and anger. Over the course of the movies, the facial expressions became neutral. Participants reported the frame at which the initial expression no longer appeared on the face. Under… CONTINUE READING

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