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Race and Gender Stereotypes Influence the Perception of Facial Expressions

Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII- 058
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall

Brenda N. Buswell
St. Cloud State University

Timothy B. Hauser
St. Cloud State University

This study examined whether stereotypes of race and gender influence the perception of unambiguous facial expressions (anger, disgust, fear, and sadness) and a neutral expression displayed by a Black man and woman and a White man and woman. Results are discussed in terms of stereotype maintenance and influencing interracial interactions.

Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Emotion

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