A new short version of the Facial expressions of emotion

  • The ability to recognize emotions from facial expressions plays an important role in social interaction. This study aimed to develop a short version of the FEEST as a brief instrument to measure emotion recognition ability by applying prototype and morphed emotional stimuli. Morphed emotional stimuli include mixed emotions. Overall, 68 prototypes and 32 morphed emotional expressions were presented to 138 participants for 1 s. A retest with 76 participants was conducted after 6 months. The results showed sufficient variance for the measurement of individual differences in emotion recognition ability. Accuracy varied between emotions and was highest for anger and happiness. Cronbach's \(\alpha\) was, on average, 0.70 for prototypes and 0.67 for morphed stimuli. Test-retest reliability was 0.60 for prototypes and 0.62 for morphed stimuli. The new short version of the FEEST is a reliable test to measure emotion recognition.

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Author:Benedikt KuhlmannGND, Jürgen MargrafORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in psychology
Subtitle (English):Stimuli and tests (FEEST) including prototype and morphed emotional stimuli
Publisher:Frontiers Media
Place of publication:Lausanne
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2024/03/21
Date of first Publication:2023/10/24
Publishing Institution:Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsbibliothek
Tag:Open Access Fonds
differences between emotions; emotion recognition; morphed; prototype; short version
Issue:Artikel 1198386
First Page:1198386-1
Last Page:1198386-7
Article Processing Charge funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Open Access Publication Fund of Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Institutes/Facilities:Forschungs- und Behandlungszentrum für psychische Gesundheit (FBZ), Arbeitseinheit Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie
Dewey Decimal Classification:Philosophie und Psychologie / Psychologie
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
faculties:Fakultät für Psychologie
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY 4.0 - Attribution 4.0 International