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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

16

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 26-38

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2011

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to assess the effects of the eyebrows and the eyes on the perception of the emotion of hostility through facial expressions. Eighty-six participants were randomly selected as a convenience sample from Tennessee Technological University. Images of the eye and eyebrow region of the face were projected in front of the class and participants rated each image on hostility, friendliness, and happiness, scaled from 0-5. The specific dependent measures were only hostility ratings. Results supported each of the proposed hypotheses. It was found that inward eyebrows, less open eyes, and the combination of inward eyebrows and less open eyes were rated the most hostile at a significance level of .01. Related findings in previous research and potential future research are discussed.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

13 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 2 2011

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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