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Title: Sad and Lonely? Sad Mood Suppresses Facial Mimicry
Authors: Likowski, Katja U.
Weyers, Peter
Seibt, Beate
Stöhr, Christiane
Pauli, Paul
Mühlberger, Andreas
Keywords: Mood state
Facial emotional expression
Facial mimicry
Information processing
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: The aim of the current study was to investigate the influence of happy and sad mood on facial muscular reactions to emotional facial expressions. Following film clips intended to induce happy and sad mood states, participants observed faces with happy, sad, angry, and neutral expressions while their facial muscular reactions were recorded electromyografically. Results revealed that after watching the happy clip participants showed congruent facial reactions to all emotional expressions, whereas watching the sad clip led to a general reduction of facial muscular reactions. Results are discussed with respect to the information processing style underlying the lack of mimicry in a sad mood state and also with respect to the consequences for social interactions and for embodiment theories.
Description: WOS:000289487000003 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)
“Prémio Científico ISCTE-IUL 2012”
Peer reviewed: Sim
ISSN: 0191-5886
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at:
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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