Impact of Facial Expression, Prosody and Context on Elderly Persons’ Ability to Identify Emotions

Abstract : Most studies that address emotion recognition have attempted to determine whether older adults showed an age-related decline in facial expression recognition. In our study, we decided to use a new approach, by focusing specifically on differents cues which permit a person to identify an emotion in others. Thus, we asked young and older people to decide which emotion (sadness or joy) was felt by a main character in a video. The subjects could rely on either facial expression, prosody or context to identify the emotion. To determine which cue was privileged by subjects, the valence of these 3 cues was incongruent (for example: smiling face, sad prosody and sad context). The results show that face processing is central in emotion recognition particularly in young adults, whereas for older adults the context also had a substantial place.
Mots-clés : Emotions Personnes agées
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Audrey Noël, Cécile Guillaume, Camille Hou. Impact of Facial Expression, Prosody and Context on Elderly Persons’ Ability to Identify Emotions. Bulletin de psychologie, Groupe d'étude de psychologie, 2016, 542 (2), pp.127-136. ⟨10.3917/bupsy.542.0127⟩. ⟨hal-01874545⟩

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