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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Perception of facial emotional expressions by representatives of Asian and European cultural groups 1149


Khoze E.G.
PhD in Psychology, Head of the Laboratory of Experimental and Practical Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia

Korolkova O.A.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

Zhizhnikova N.Yu.
Graduate, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia

Zubareva M.V.
Graduate, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia

The article presents the results of a cross-cultural study of the perception of basic emotional expressions by representatives of Asian and European cultural groups and compares them with the results obtained earlier on Russian sample. Emotional expressions from VEPEL database (Kurakova, 2012) were used as stimuli. We revealed invariant perception within a cultural group and cross-cultural differences in perception of the basic emotions of fear, disgust and anger between Asian and Russian cultural groups; in perception of surprise, fear, disgust and anger between European and Russian cultural groups; and in perception of fear, sadness, disgust and anger between European and Asian cultural groups.

Keywords: “VEPEL” database of emotional expression, Differential Emotions Scale, cross-cultural differences, perception of basic emotions, “own group” effect

Column: To the 10-th anniversary of the center of experimental psychology «Works of the members of the Institute of the Experimental Psychology, MSUPE»


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