Faculty Mentor(s)

Connie Ringger

Campus

Gainesville

Proposal Type

Presentation - completed/ongoing

Subject Area

Psychology

Location

Robinson Ballroom B

Start Date

1-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

1-4-2015 11:00 AM

Description/Abstract

This study investigated whether or not gender is a factor in the detection of facial emotional expressions. Specifically, we looked at the amount of accurate detections made by men and women of the emotional expressions of anger, sadness, happiness, disgust, surprise and fear that they were shown. Introductory psychology students (N=48) watched a PowerPoint displaying two pictures of each emotional expression. We found that women accurately predicted more of the facial expressions (p=0.001). The results suggest that women are more adept at identifying facial emotional expressions than men.

Keywords: emotion, detection, gender

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Apr 1st, 10:00 AM Apr 1st, 11:00 AM

Facial Emotion Detection: Can Women Better Identify Facial Emotional Expressions than Men?

Robinson Ballroom B

This study investigated whether or not gender is a factor in the detection of facial emotional expressions. Specifically, we looked at the amount of accurate detections made by men and women of the emotional expressions of anger, sadness, happiness, disgust, surprise and fear that they were shown. Introductory psychology students (N=48) watched a PowerPoint displaying two pictures of each emotional expression. We found that women accurately predicted more of the facial expressions (p=0.001). The results suggest that women are more adept at identifying facial emotional expressions than men.

Keywords: emotion, detection, gender