Nonverbal “Accents”

  title={Nonverbal “Accents”},
  author={A. A. Marsh and H. A. Elfenbein and N. Ambady},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={373 - 376}
  • A. A. Marsh, H. A. Elfenbein, N. Ambady
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychological Science
  • We report evidence for nonverbal “accents,” subtle differences in the appearance of facial expressions of emotion across cultures. Participants viewed photographs of Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans in which posers' muscle movements were standardized to eliminate differences in expressions, cultural or otherwise. Participants guessed the nationality of posers displaying emotional expressions at above-chance levels, and with greater accuracy than they judged the nationality of the same… CONTINUE READING

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