AP  >> Vol. 5 No. 5 (May 2015)

    The Visual Search Advantage of Angry Body Posture

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吴 昊,陈 旭,马建苓:西南大学心理学部,重庆

真实身段表情愤怒优势效应视觉搜索Real Body Posture Anger Superiority Effect Visual Search



The visual search advantage of angry faces as threatening emotional information is known as “anger superiority effect”. Body posture is an important source of nonverbal emotional information and has a similar behavior and neural mechanisms with facial expressions. The present study uses the visual search paradigm to investigate that whether real body postures have anger superiority effect as real emotional faces. Results confirmed that angry postures are found more quickly than sad postures in crowds of both neutral and emotional distractors; in the target-absent array, the search speed of anger postures is faster than that of neutral and sad postures. There is visual search advantage in the real anger postures, which demonstrates that real body postures are an effective source of emotional information.

吴昊, 陈旭, 马建苓. 愤怒身段表情的视觉搜索优势[J]. 心理学进展, 2015, 5(5): 306-313. http://dx.doi.org/10.12677/AP.2015.55042


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