Children With Social Deficits Demonstrate an Own-Age Bias in Facial Expression Recognition
Poster Session I - Board: I-
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Back Bay Ballroom
The present study suggests that children with social adjustment problems recognize more emotions in the faces of their peers versus adult faces. This finding is reminiscent of the often-reported own-age bias in facial recognition. Thus, the use of adult faces in the measurement of emotion recognition may underestimate children's skills.
Subject Area: Clinical