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consisten with attentive and accommodative processing style
« on: October 11, 2018, 07:27:28 am »
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  One of the most difficult and demanding tasks in everyday social life is to decide whether a person is truthful or deceptive, and nonverbal expressions are notoriously hard to judge. Mood effects may also influence people’s tendency to accept or reject inherently ambiguous interpersonal communications as genuine or false. For example, when we asked happy or sad participants to judge the genuineness of positive, neutral, and negative facial expressions, those in negative moods were significantly less likely to accept facial expressions as genuine than were people in the neutral or happy condition. We also asked happy or sad judges to determine the genuineness of emotional facial expressions displaying the six basic emotions (i.e., anger, fear, disgust, happiness, surprise, and sadness). Once again, negative mood reduced and positive mood increased people’s tendency to accept the facial displays as genuine, consistent with the more attentive and accommodative processing style associated with negative moods.