Sex differences in the ability to recognise non-verbal displays of emotion: A meta-analysis

  title={Sex differences in the ability to recognise non-verbal displays of emotion: A meta-analysis},
  author={Ashley E. Thompson and Daniel Voyer},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={1164 - 1195}
The present study aimed to quantify the magnitude of sex differences in humans' ability to accurately recognise non-verbal emotional displays. Studies of relevance were those that required explicit labelling of discrete emotions presented in the visual and/or auditory modality. A final set of 551 effect sizes from 215 samples was included in a multilevel meta-analysis. The results showed a small overall advantage in favour of females on emotion recognition tasks (d = 0.19). However, the… 
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  • D. Voyer
  • Psychology
    Brain and Cognition
  • 2011