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Title: Subjective ratings and emotional recognition of children’s facial expressions from the CAFE set
Authors: Prada, M.
Garrido, M. V.
Camilo, C.
Rodrigues, D. L.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Abstract: Access to validated stimuli depicting children's facial expressions is useful for different research domains (e.g., developmental, cognitive or social psychology). Yet, such databases are scarce in comparison to others portraying adult models, and validation procedures are typically restricted to emotional recognition accuracy. This work presents subjective ratings for a sub-set of 283 photographs selected from the Child Affective Facial Expression set (CAFE [1]). Extending beyond the original emotion recognition accuracy norms [2], our main goal was to validate this database across eight subjective dimensions related to the model (e.g., attractiveness, familiarity) or the specific facial expression (e.g., intensity, genuineness), using a sample from a different nationality (N = 450 Portuguese participants). We also assessed emotion recognition (forced-choice task with seven options: anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise and neutral). Overall results show that most photographs were rated as highly clear, genuine and intense facial expressions. The models were rated as both moderately familiar and likely to belong to the in-group, obtaining high attractiveness and arousal ratings. Results also showed that, similarly to the original study, the facial expressions were accurately recognized. Normative and raw data are available as supplementary material at
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209644
ISSN: 1932-6203
Accession number: WOS:000454418200035
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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