EMOTIONAL REACTIONS TO DYNAMIC MORPHED FACIAL EXPRESSIONS: A NEW METHOD TO INDUCE EMOTIONAL CONTAGION
Monika Wróbel , Michał Olszanowski
AbstractIn 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.
|Journal series||Roczniki Psychologiczne, ISSN 1507-7888, (N/A 40 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.55|
|Keywords in English||emotional contagion; basic emotions; facial expressions of emotion; emotion eliciting stimuli; morphing.|
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|Citation count*||4 (2020-10-20)|
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