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Personality Traits and Sex Differences in Emotion Recognition Among African Americans and Caucasians

Title: Personality Traits and Sex Differences in Emotion Recognition Among African Americans and Caucasians.
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Name(s): Terracciano, Antonio, author
Merritt, Marcellus, author
Zonderman, Alan, author
Evans, Michele, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2003
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study investigated the role of personality traits and sex differences in emotion recognition. In several studies using samples with mostly young Caucasian and Asian students, Matsumoto et al.1'>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2580736/#R1">1 found strong evidence that recognition of emotional expression in faces was related to Openness to Experience and, to a lesser extent, Conscientiousness. Openness is one of the major dimensions of the five-factor modelhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2580736/#R2" id="x-x-__tag_158647133">2 (FFM) of personality that might play an important role in the recognition of emotion. Open individuals tend to be intellectually curious, imaginative, and sensitive to aesthetics and inner feelings. The present study seeks to replicate Matsumoto et al. and extend the findings to an older African American and an older Caucasian sample. Furthermore, this study tests whether the relation between personality traits and emotion recognition can be replicated with a purely verbal task. Finally, the hypothesis that women tend to be better than men in decoding facial expressions of emotion will be tested.
Identifier: FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0038 (IID)
Keywords: African Americans, European Continental Ancestry Group, facial expression, personality, recognition
Uncontrolled subjects: Adult, Affect, African Americans, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Culture, European Continental Ancestry Group, Facial Expression, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Personality, Recognition (Psychology), Sex Factors, Socioeconomic Factors
Note: Published in final edited form as: Ann'>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=pubmed&retmode=ref&cmd=prlinks&id=14766644">Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 December; 1000: 309–312.
Citation: Terracciano A, Merritt M, Zonderman AB, & Evans MK (2003). Personality traits and sex differences in emotions recognition among African Americans and Caucasians. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 1000, 309-312.
Subject(s): Human behavior
Medical sciences
Personality
Social aspects
Psychiatry
Psychology
Ethnicity
Race
Social sciences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0038
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Geriatrics Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Issue: 1000

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Terracciano, A., Merritt, M., Zonderman, A., & Evans, M. (2003). Personality Traits and Sex Differences in Emotion Recognition Among African Americans and Caucasians. Annals Of The New York Academy Of Sciences. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0038