psych 156 presentation handout week 4

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Week 4 Handout for Ekman, P., & Friesen, W.V. (1971). Constants across Cultures in the Face and Emotion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 17, 124-129 Objective : To test if a preliterate culture unexposed to Western facial expressions would identify the same emotion concept as most other literate cultures. Background: Ekman and Friesen use the Facial Action Coding System (later published and used in 1978) to create photographs representative of 6 distinct emotions (Sadness, Anger, Happy, Disgust, Surprise, and Fear), which are used in the study to test the universality of emotion expression and recognition. Their previous study tested various cultures: the U.S., Japan, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil, which supported a universal way of expressing emotion. However, criticism on those cultures’ exposure to the media of Western facial expressions led the current study of an unexposed, preliterate Fore speaking group of Paupa, New Guinea. Methods : The researchers used the “Dashiel Method” to test the subjects; A judgment task, in which a short story, (i.e. Her friends have come. She is happy), is told for each of the six
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