The effect of poser race on the happy categorization advantage depends on stimulus type, set size, and presentation duration

Craig, Belinda M., Mallan, Kimberley M., & Lipp, Ottmar V. (2012) The effect of poser race on the happy categorization advantage depends on stimulus type, set size, and presentation duration. Emotion, 12(6), pp. 1303-1314.

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Abstract

The question as to whether poser race affects the happy categorization advantage, the faster categorization of happy than of negative emotional expressions, has been answered inconsistently. Hugenberg (2005) found the happy categorization advantage only for own race faces whereas faster categorization of angry expressions was evident for other race faces. Kubota and Ito (2007) found a happy categorization advantage for both own race and other race faces. These results have vastly different implications for understanding the influence of race cues on the processing of emotional expressions. The current study replicates the results of both prior studies and indicates that face type (computer-generated vs. photographic), presentation duration, and especially stimulus set size influence the happy categorization advantage as well as the moderating effect of poser race.

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ID Code: 63092
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1037/a0028622
ISSN: 1931-1516
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 American Psychological Association
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2013 23:08
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2015 22:54

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