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    Anxiety-related bias in the classification of emotionally ambiguous facial expressions

    Richards, Anne and French, C.C. and Calder, A.J. and Webb, B. and Fox, R. and Young, A.W. (2002) Anxiety-related bias in the classification of emotionally ambiguous facial expressions. Emotion 2 (3), pp. 273-287. ISSN 1528-3542.

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    High- and low-trait socially anxious individuals classified the emotional expressions of photographic quality continua of interpolated ("morphed") facial images that were derived from combining 6 basic prototype emotional expressions to various degrees, with the 2 adjacent emotions arranged in an emotion hexagon. When fear was 1 of the 2 component emotions, the high-trait group displayed enhanced sensitivity for fear. In a 2nd experiment where a mood manipulation was incorporated, again, the high-trait group exhibited enhanced sensitivity for fear. The low-trait group was sensitive for happiness in the control condition. The moodmanipulated group had increased sensitivity for anger expressions, and trait anxiety did not moderate these effects. Interpretations of the results related to the classification of fearful expressions are discussed.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 10:47
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:57


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