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Predictors of Shyness: the Role of Facial Expression Recognition

Poster Session X - Board: X- 077
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Laura M. Graves O'Haver
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

This study examined the relationship between facial expression recognition and shyness. Three factors were examined: accuracy, ratings of facial intensity, and the direction of interpretation errors. The participants’ ability to recognize expressions of emotion accounted for a small but significant amount of the variance in the construct of shyness.

Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Personality

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