Reassessing emotion recognition performance in people with mental retardation: a review
Moore, D. 2001. Reassessing emotion recognition performance in people with mental retardation: a review. American Journal on Mental Retardation. 106 (6), pp. 481-502.
Many investigators have reported that people with mental retardation have problems on emotion-recognition tasks. The evidence for the specificity of these performance deficits is reviewed, detailed consideration of the information-processing demands of different types of emotion-recognition tasks provided, and the conclusion made that evidence from identification tasks does not support the specificity hypothesis (Rojahn, Rabold, & Schneider, 1995). It is suggested that deficits on other types of tasks may be due to IQ-related deficits in memory and attention, in imagination, and in dealing with static or ambiguous stimuli. The importance of MA-matching, using control tasks, and considering the complexity, abstraction, and ecological validity of stimuli is stressed. Recommendations are made for future research, and alternative theoretical positions are presented.
|Keywords||mental retardation; emotion-recognition; IQ-related deficits; memory; attention; MA-matching|
|Journal||American Journal on Mental Retardation|
|Journal citation||106 (6), pp. 481-502|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/0895-8017(2001)106<0481:RERPIP>2.0.CO;2|
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|Deposited||06 Jul 2010|
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