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Perception of psychological peculiarities of a person by his facial expression and voice 2467
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia
PhD in Psychology, Researcher of the Laboratory of Cognitive Processes and Mathematical Psychology, Institute of Psychology of RAS, Moscow, Russia
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia
The article is devoted to the study of the role of complex interaction of different sources of information about a person in the formation of coherent, «polymodal» representation of his/her psychological features, namely the role of expression of his/her face and voice. Conducted general theoretical analysis not only showed a variety of interdisciplinary areas of research of perception of human face and voice, but also confirmed the relevance of studying of the problem of the interaction of perception of another person's voice and perception of his facial expression in the process of formation of a first impression about him. Author’s stimulus material, which is a collection of images of persons and recordings of the voices of men and women, was designed for the implementation of the empirical research. The study confirmed the hypothesis that a simple summation of the sources of information (visual and auditory) about the other person cannot provide the improvement of the adequacy of interpersonal perception. Moreover, the adequacy of perception of psychological features is directly related to the mode of presentation and to the specific source of information (facial expression/voice).
Keywords: facial expression, voice, interpersonal perception, assessment of individual psychological characteristics of a person
Column: Psychology of Perception
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