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Perceiving Arousal And Valence In Facial Expressions: Differences Between Children And Adults

Vesker Et Al. (2017) European Journal Of Developmental Psychology;
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  • Published: 07 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Arousal and valence have long been studied as the two primary dimensions for the perception of emotional stimuli such as facial expressions. Prior correlational studies that tested emotion perception along these dimensions found broad similarities between adults and children. However, few studies looked for direct differences between children and adults in these dimensions beyond correlation. We tested 9-year-old children and adults on rating positive and negative facial stimuli based on emotional arousal and valence. Despite high significant correlations between children’s and adults’ ratings, our findings also showed significant differences between children an...
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