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Recognition of emotions from facial expressions: the role of gender, age, personality, and empathy.

Sirkeviciute, Rasa (2016) Recognition of emotions from facial expressions: the role of gender, age, personality, and empathy. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Facial expression perception is crucial in human social interaction. Deficits are associated with various psychopathologies and abnormalities. Previous studies indicate gender and individual differences in emotion recognition. The current study investigates whether gender, age differences, empathy and personality traits (The Big Five) can predict facial emotion recognition. 111 participants completed the questionnaires and the emotion recognition task via an online survey. As predicted, females were found to be more accurate in emotion recognition task. A negative correlation was found between emotion recognition accuracy and neuroticism. The findings contribute to the existing literature and benefit the insufficient literature regarding personality and facial emotion recognition. Recommendations for future research, limitations and implications are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 18:39
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 18:39
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2224

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