When familiarity breeds accuracy: cultural exposure and facial emotion recognition.

@article{Elfenbein2003WhenFB,
  title={When familiarity breeds accuracy: cultural exposure and facial emotion recognition.},
  author={Hillary Anger Elfenbein and Nalini Ambady},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={276-90}
}
Two studies provide evidence for the role of cultural familiarity in recognizing facial expressions of emotion. For Chinese located in China and the United States, Chinese Americans, and non-Asian Americans, accuracy and speed in judging Chinese and American emotions was greater with greater participant exposure to the group posing the expressions. Likewise, Tibetans residing in China and Africans residing in the United States were faster and more accurate when judging emotions expressed by… CONTINUE READING
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