How does context affect assessments of facial emotion? The role of culture and age.

@article{Ko2011HowDC,
  title={How does context affect assessments of facial emotion? The role of culture and age.},
  author={Seon-Gyu Ko and Tae-Ho Lee and Hyea-Young Yoon and J Kwon and Mara Mather},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={48-59}
}
People from Asian cultures are more influenced by context in their visual processing than people from Western cultures. In this study, we examined how these cultural differences in context processing affect how people interpret facial emotions. We found that younger Koreans were more influenced than younger Americans by emotional background pictures when rating the emotion of a central face, especially those younger Koreans with low self-rated stress. In contrast, among older adults, neither… CONTINUE READING

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