Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 2 2011
Schroeder, Bradford L.
"Eyes, eyebrows and their effect on the facial perception of hostility,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 16:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol16/iss2/4