Can participants recognise jealous facial expressions resulting from imagined infidelity revealing Facebook messages?
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Ekman (1972) suggested that a basic emotion must have a recognisable facial expression as well as producing physiological reactions. Further evidence shows that jealousy does evoke physiological reactions (Pietrzak et al., 2002). This current study aims to assess if jealousy can be identified through a facial expression. In this study, jealousy was induced by imagined infidelity revealing Facebook messages and reactions were videoed. This study was a quantitative mixed design with a between independent variable of sex and within independent variable of message type. The dependant variables considered were total number of participants providing correct identification of the jealous model and the total number of participants providing correct identification of the type of jealousy portrayed by the model in the videos. Results were analysed using a goodness of fit chi squared test and a chi squared test. Results showed that participants could correctly identify jealousy and the type of jealousy being portrayed significantly above the levels expected by chance. There were no significant findings of sex differences. Findings were discussed and compared to previous literature. Future considerations for research and limitations of the current research were also stated.
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