Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 139–151

Facial expressions and interpretation of emotion-arousing situations in deaf and hearing children

  • Penelope B. Odom
  • Richard L. Blanton
  • Claire Laukhuf
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00916109

Cite this article as:
Odom, P.B., Blanton, R.L. & Laukhuf, C. J Abnorm Child Psychol (1973) 1: 139. doi:10.1007/BF00916109

Abstract

Deaf and hearing children were given two tasks: (a) sorting faces portraying nine emotions and (b) matching those faces with drawings of appropriate emotion-arousing situations. The deaf children performed as the hearing children did on the first task but did not match the faces to the situations as well as the hearing children. It appeared that the deaf children were unable to analyze and interpret emotion-arousing events adequately. Possible reasons for this finding are presented and discussed in detail.

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© V. H. Winston & Sons, Inc 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Penelope B. Odom
    • 1
  • Richard L. Blanton
    • 1
  • Claire Laukhuf
    • 1
  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityUSA
  2. 2.John F. Kennedy CenterGeorge Peabody CollegeNashville
  3. 3.University of Kentucky Medical CenterLexington