Dynamic facial expressions allow differentiation of displays intended to convey positive and hubristic pride

Nicole L. Nelson, James A. Russell
2014 Emotion  
Prior research has identified a facial expression for positive pride, but no expression for negative pride, hubris. In the present study, professional actors created expressions intended to convey hubris. In Study 1 (N ϭ 52), participants were shown dynamic expressions and attributed confidence, positive valence, and positive personality traits to the positive pride expression, but conceit, neutral valence, and negative personality traits to the hubris expression. In Study 2 (N ϭ 60),
more » ... (N ϭ 60), participants were more likely to attribute conceit to a dynamic hubris expression than a static one; no such difference was found for positive pride.
doi:10.1037/a0036789 pmid:24866524 fatcat:ani6pbpp3nb6dito2ru2osujxi