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dc.contributor.advisorMACPHERSON, SARAH
dc.contributor.authorKYLE, HEATHER
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-17T14:16:14Z
dc.date.available2016-08-17T14:16:14Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/16145
dc.description.abstractEffective interpretation of social situations relies on the combination of emotional information from multiple sources. It is evident that older adults find the identification of emotions from facial expressions more difficult than younger adults, which could be explained by different theories such as positivity effects, cognitive decline, and neuropsychological differences in the brain. However, minimal research has been conducted on the influence of healthy adult aging from multimodal emotional information. Hunter et al., (2010) revealed that older adults benefit from the presentation of congruent, cross-modal emotional information. The current study aims to develop this finding by looking at age effects in cross-modal emotion recognition from facial expressions and gait information (Montepare, 1987). The study consisted of 37 adults, 19 young and 18 old and compared their abilities on emotion identification through the presentation of two unimodal conditions (facial expressions and gait information) and a cross-modal condition comprising of both modalities. The results indicated that older adults did not differ from younger adults in their ability to identify emotions from faces however they differed when identifying emotions from gait information. Furthermore, it is clear from the results that older adults benefit from the presentation of congruent cross-modal information but are impaired when identifying emotions from incongruent information.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen_US
dc.subjectEmotion Recognitionen_US
dc.subjectGaiten_US
dc.titleEffects of Age on Emotion Recognition from Facial Expressions and Gait Information in Healthy Younger and Older Adultsen_US
dc.title.alternativeEffects of Age on Cross-Modal Emotion Perception from Gait Informationen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.relation.referencesHunter, E. M., Phillips, L. H., & MacPherson, S. E. (2010). Effects of age on cross-modalen_US
dc.relation.referencesMontepare, J. M., Goldstein, S. B., & Clausen, A. (1987). The identification of emotionsen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelUndergraduateen_US
dc.type.qualificationnameMA Master of Artsen_US
dcterms.accessRightsRestricted Accessen_US


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