Discrete Emotions in Infancy

Author(s)
Stefanie Hoehl, Tricia Striano
Abstract

Camras and Shutter review evidence suggesting that infants' facial expressions do not represent discrete emotions and cannot easily be matched to the facial expressions of adults. This raises the important question of whether infants have a notion about the meanings of discrete emotions at all. The authors do not discuss whether infants are sensitive to discrete emotional expressions when perceiving others. In our commentary we discuss evidence for the perception of discrete emotional facial expressions in infancy.

Organisation(s)
External organisation(s)
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, City University of New York, Hunter College
Journal
Emotion Review
Volume
2
Pages
132-133
No. of pages
2
ISSN
1754-0739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073909355004
Publication date
04-2010
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
Developmental psychology
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/discrete-emotions-in-infancy(a6c53e49-35a5-4bb9-8fad-f190a3169ff6).html