Facial expressions and interpretation of emotion-arousing situations in deaf and hearing children.

Abstract

Deaf and hearing children were given two tasks: (a) sorting faces portraying nine emotions and (b) matching those faces with drawings of appropriate emotion-arousing situations. The deaf children performed as the hearing children did on the first task but did not match the faces to the situations as well as the hearing children. It appeared that the deaf children were unable to analyze and interpret emotion-arousing events adequately. Possible reasons for this finding are presented and discussed in detail.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00916109

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@article{Odom1973FacialEA, title={Facial expressions and interpretation of emotion-arousing situations in deaf and hearing children.}, author={Phillip Odom and Richard L. Blanton and C Laukhuf}, journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology}, year={1973}, volume={1 2}, pages={139-51} }