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

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Abstract

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.

General Information

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

Journal rubric: Face Science

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2017100408

For citation: Khoze E.G., Korolkova O.A., Zhizhnikova N.Y., Zubareva M.V. Perception of facial emotional expressions by representatives of Asian and European cultural groups. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2017. Vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 116–132. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2017100408. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Evgeny G. Khoze, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Head of the Laboratory of Experimental and Practical Psychology,Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology,Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9355-1693, e-mail: house.yu@gmail.com

Olga A. Korolkova, PhD in Psychology, professor, Leading Research Associate, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4814-7266, e-mail: olga.kurakova@gmail.com

N. Y. Zhizhnikova, Graduate, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: padme86@mail.ru

M. V. Zubareva, Graduate, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: zubarevamv@gmail.com

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