Age-related differences in the ability to perceive sad facial expressions

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Research has shown that the ability to label negative emotions displayed by facial expressions declines with age. Such studies, however, have tended to adopt the Ekman and Friesen (1976) Caucasian faces as their emotional stimuli. The purpose of the current study was to examine whether the age differences in identifying negative emotions are also found using the more recent Japanese and Caucasian Facial Expressions of Emotion (JACFEE).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-24
Number of pages7
JournalAging Clinical and Experimental Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  • Decision Making
  • Emotions
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Facial Expression
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Visual Perception


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