Research into the causal and perpetuating factors influencing aggression has partly focused on the general tendency of aggression-prone individuals to infer hostile intent in others, even in ambiguous circumstances. Whether this hostile interpretation bias also exists in basal information processing, such as perception of facial emotion, is not yet known, especially with respect to the perception of ambiguous expressions. In addition, little is known about how this potential bias in facial emotion perception is related to specific characteristics of aggression.
Medical Xpress —Encouraging young people at high-risk of criminal offending and delinquency to see happiness rather than anger in facial expressions results in a decrease in their levels of anger and aggression, new research from the University of Bristol has found. The researchers showed it was possible to experimentally modify biases in emotion recognition to encourage the perception of happiness over anger when viewing ambiguous expressions. This resulted in a decrease in measures of self-reported anger and aggression in both healthy adults and high-risk adolescents, and also for independently-rated aggressive behaviour in the adolescents.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. Increasing recognition of happiness in ambiguous facial expressions reduces anger and aggressive behavior. In a series of experiments, we explored the relationship between recognition of emotion in ambiguous facial expressions and aggressive thoughts and behavior, both in healthy adults and in adolescent youth at high risk of criminal offending and delinquency.
When designing their products, companies try to employ shapes that are both emotionally appealing and compatible with the brand's image. One way to accomplish these aims is to anthropomorphize a product's appearance. The current research investigates how people decode emotional "facial" expressions from product shapes and how this affects liking of the design, using three studies in the domain of cars and one in the domain of cellular phones. In accordance with theories on the perception of human faces, the first study shows that perception of friendliness is limited to the grille mouthwhile aggressiveness can be communicated with both grille and headlights eyes.
In humans, the ability to categorise emotions based on their facial expressions differs with age and across emotions, with difficulty increasing from happiness, sadness and anger, to fear and disgust, to neutral emotional states Durand et al. Some studies have shown that nonhuman primates can discriminate the facial expressions of their conspecifics. For example, chimpanzees were able to match positive or negative valence stimuli to corresponding facial expressions Parr,
Encouraging young people at high-risk of criminal offending and delinquency to see happiness rather than anger in facial expressions results in a decrease in their levels of anger and aggression, according to a new study published in Psychological Sciencea journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The researchers showed it was possible to experimentally modify biases in emotion recognition to encourage the perception of happiness over anger when viewing ambiguous expressions. This resulted in a decrease in measures of self-reported anger and aggression in both healthy adults and high-risk adolescents, and also for independently-rated aggressive behavior in the adolescents.
Face it — sometimes you must give your readers a countenance-based clue about what a character or a subject is feeling. First try conveying emotions indirectly or through dialogue, but if you must fall back on a descriptive term, try for precision:. Absent : preoccupied 2.
What is it about a face that tells us whether a person is happy, sad, or angry? While most of us have not thought about these factors, the same cannot be said about the many researchers who have developed the field of emotion recognition in facial expressions and its three perspectives. The behavioral perspective traces the path of emotion recognition early in life and its controlling factors, including person-familiarity and parental abuse.
How you perceive emotions in others can have a real impact on how you feel yourself, according to a new study. The new research, published in the journal Psychological Science, shows that training people to be biased to recognize happiness instead of anger in a facial expression can help to lower their own feelings of aggression and anger. Researchers from the University of Bristol conducted their study on both healthy volunteers, and teens who are known to either have a high risk of committing a crime or having aggressive behavior.