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Measuring Emotion Recognition Ability

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_4188



Emotion recognition refers in psychology to the attribution of emotional states based on the observation of visual and auditory nonverbal cues.


Emotion recognition refers in psychology to the attribution of emotional states based on the observation of visual and auditory nonverbal cues. Nonverbal cues include facial, vocal, postural, and gestural cues displayed by a sender, that is, a person displaying an emotional reaction. While it is...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden