Emotional responses to disfigured faces and Disgust Sensitivity: An eye-tracking study
Stone, A. and Potton, Anita 2017. Emotional responses to disfigured faces and Disgust Sensitivity: An eye-tracking study. Journal of Health Psychology. 24 (9), pp. 1191-1200.
|Authors||Stone, A. and Potton, Anita|
Facial disfigurement attracts attention and evokes negative emotion, but evidence is lacking for a link between these two reactions. The present experiment (n = 29) investigated emotional and attentional reactions to photographs of people with disfigured faces. An eye-tracker was used to measure fixation on internal expressive features and on the forehead. Disfigurement to the internal expressive features invoked a stronger emotional reaction than disfigurement to the forehead. Attention in the area of disfigurement was associated with negative emotion (embarrassment, sympathy, disgust, repulsion) as well as surprise. Attention to the disfigurement, and negative emotion, was related to the trait of Disgust Sensitivity.
|Journal||Journal of Health Psychology|
|Journal citation||24 (9), pp. 1191-1200|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1177/1359105317692856|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105317692856|
|Online||20 Feb 2017|
|01 Aug 2019|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||05 Oct 2018|
|Copyright information||Stone, A., Potton, A., Emotional responses to disfigured faces and Disgust Sensitivity: An eye-tracking study, Journal of Health Psychology (In Press) pp. xx-xx. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105317692856. © 2017 The authors.|
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