Context in Emotion Perception

  title={Context in Emotion Perception},
  author={L. Barrett and B. Mesquita and M. Gendron},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={286 - 290}
  • L. Barrett, B. Mesquita, M. Gendron
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • 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 is perceived in a face, calling into question the still-common assumption that the emotional state of a person is written on and can be read from the face like words on a page. Incorporating context during emotion perception appears to be routine, efficient, and, to some degree, automatic. This evidence… CONTINUE READING
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