Age effects on social cognition: faces tell a different story.

@article{Keightley2006AgeEO,
  title={Age effects on social cognition: faces tell a different story.},
  author={Michelle Keightley and Gordon Winocur and Hana Burianova and Donaya Hongwanishkul and Cheryl L. Grady},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={558-72}
}
The authors administered social cognition tasks to younger and older adults to investigate age-related differences in social and emotional processing. Although slower, older adults were as accurate as younger adults in identifying the emotional valence (i.e., positive, negative, or neutral) of facial expressions. However, the age difference in reaction time was largest for negative faces. Older adults were significantly less accurate at identifying specific facial expressions of fear and… CONTINUE READING

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