EMOTIONAL REACTIONS TO DYNAMIC MORPHED FACIAL EXPRESSIONS: A NEW METHOD TO INDUCE EMOTIONAL CONTAGION

Monika Wróbel , Michał Olszanowski

Abstract

In the current study, we tested the utility of a new method developed to study emotional contagion (i.e., the transfer of emotional states between people). Inspired by studies on emotional mimicry a process that has been postulated as one of the main mechanisms leading to emotional contagion, we created a set of videos showing morphed facial expressions of happiness, sadness, and anger. Following exposure to each video, participants rated their emoti ons. Our findings demonstrated that the videos evoked congruent emotions in viewers, thereby supporting the notion that dynamic morphed facial expressions may be effective “emotionally contagious” stimuli. Additionally, in line with the previous studies an d classic theories of emotional contagion, the displays of anger evoked a complementary reaction of fear.
Author Monika Wróbel
Monika Wróbel,,
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, Michał Olszanowski (Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie)
Michał Olszanowski,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie
Journal seriesRoczniki Psychologiczne, ISSN 1507-7888, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol22
No1
Pages91-102
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in Englishemotional contagion; basic emotions; facial expressions of emotion; emotion eliciting stimuli; morphing.
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
DOIDOI:10.18290/rpsych.2019.22.1-6
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.079
Citation count*4 (2020-07-02)
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