Greater sadness reactivity in late life.

  title={Greater sadness reactivity in late life.},
  author={Benjamin H Seider and Michelle N. Shiota and Patrick Whalen and Robert Wayne Levenson},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  volume={6 2},
Although previous research suggests that overall emotional reactivity does not change with normal aging, it is possible that different emotions follow different developmental courses. We examined emotional reactivity to films selected to elicit sadness, disgust, and a neutral state in young, middle-aged and older adults (total N = 222). Physiology and expressive behavior were measured continuously and reports of subjective emotional experience were obtained following each film. Results… CONTINUE READING
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