When does mimicry affect evaluative judgment?
Foroni, Francesco and Semin, Gun R.. (2011). When does mimicry affect evaluative judgment? Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0023163
|Foroni, Francesco and Semin, Gun R.
We investigated the effect of subliminally presented happy or angry faces on evaluative judgments when the facial muscles of participants were free to mimic or blocked. We hypothesized and showed that subliminally presented happy expressions lead to more positive judgments of cartoons compared to angry expressions only when facial muscles were not blocked. These results reveal the influence of socially driven embodied processes on affective judgments and have also potential implications for phenomena such as emotional contagion.
|embodied cognition; emotion contagion; emotion mimicry; judgment; facial expressions; facial muscles
|American Psychological Association
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
|687 - 690
File Access Level
|Place of publication
|United States of America
0views this month
0downloads this month