This study sought to determine whether using video stimuli instead of traditional static stimuli would produce better recognition rates of the seven universal human emotions. In an online experiment, native English-speaking respondents were shown either photographs or video clips of actors performing these seven emotions, with particular focus on contempt, which has proven difficult for native English speakers to recognize reliably. Results showed that video did not produce better recognition rates for contempt or any other universal emotion. The results do not mean that the use of video stimuli in emotion judgment research is better or worse than using traditional still images, but it does indicate how video stimuli might be expected to perform in future studies.
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|Advisor:||Maher, Thomas Michael|
|Commitee:||Brown, Amy L., Dinu, Lucian F.|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Communication, Experimental psychology, Cognitive psychology|
|Keywords:||Contempt, Emotion, Facial expressions of emotion, Pattern recognition, Universal emotions, Video perception|
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