The Effect of Dynamic Context on Facial Expression Perception of Trait Anxiety Individuals
SONG Su-tao1,2** XIAO Guan-lai2 SHANG Wan-ting3 ZHAO Shi-meng2 GAO Shi-hao 2 WANG Rong2 WU Di4
(1. School of Information Science and Engineering, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250358, China; 2. School of Education and Psychology, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China; 3. School of Psychology, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China; 4. Student Mental Health Education Center, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250358, China)
Abstract：This study explored the effect of dynamic context on facial expression perception of people with different trait anxiety. As for arousal, compared with pleasure and neutral context, the face arousal degree was the highest in fear context. As for valence, the valence evaluation of neutral facial expression made by the high trait anxiety group was significantly lower than that of low trait anxiety group in neutral and fearful contexts; there was no significant difference between the high and low trait anxiety groups in the valence evaluation of neutral facial expression in pleasant context. As for face classification, there was no difference in the classification results of neutral facial expressions between high and low trait anxiety groups under different context, and they both tended to classify neutral faces as emotional types consistent with the previous context.The negative attribution bias of high trait anxiety and the emotional information of dynamic situation affect the valence perception of expression.