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Testing Complex Emotion Recognition in Adults: A Gendered Comparison

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 122 - Number 12
Year of Publication: 2015
Nahla Aljojo
Huda Saifuddin

Nahla Aljojo and Huda Saifuddin. Article: Testing Complex Emotion Recognition in Adults: A Gendered Comparison. International Journal of Computer Applications 122(12):49-55, July 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Nahla Aljojo and Huda Saifuddin},
	title = {Article: Testing Complex Emotion Recognition in Adults: A Gendered Comparison},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {122},
	number = {12},
	pages = {49-55},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


Determining the integrity of emotion recognition in adults is important to our understanding of facial expressions and the learning of social skills. This study implements a new set of tasks, testing 109 individuals in Saudi Arabia with the use of the Cambridge Mindreading (CAM) Test. The test was applied to adult males and females. Results showed how people performed with regard to emotion recognition displayed by other faces. The implications of the test results will help people know their level of understanding regarding the facial expressions of others before ascertaining the appropriate suggestions, and to make the test suit our society. Additionally, this study focuses on the extent to which a person can understand the facial expressions of the people around them, and also this test can be used to help to diagnose if people suffer from Asperger autism. The authors provide a review of previous studies and a description of the approach that the authors follow, as well as concluding observations. This paper compares male and females reading facial expressions in Saudi Arabia, the result shows a significant difference between male and female participants.


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