Bringing an Ecological Perspective to the Study of Aging and Recognition of Emotional Facial Expressions: Past, Current, and Future Methods.

@article{Isaacowitz2011BringingAE,
  title={Bringing an Ecological Perspective to the Study of Aging and Recognition of Emotional Facial Expressions: Past, Current, and Future Methods.},
  author={Derek Isaacowitz and Jennifer Tehan Stanley},
  journal={Journal of nonverbal behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={261-278}
}
Older adults perform worse on traditional tests of emotion recognition accuracy than do young adults. In this paper, we review descriptive research to date on age differences in emotion recognition from facial expressions, as well as the primary theoretical frameworks that have been offered to explain these patterns. We propose that this is an area of inquiry that would benefit from an ecological approach in which contextual elements are more explicitly considered and reflected in experimental… CONTINUE READING
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