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Tool Assesses How Well People Read Kids’ Emotions

November 12, 2021

Psychology researchers at North Carolina State University have developed and validated a new tool for assessing how accurate people are at recognizing emotion in elementary school-aged children. The technique will facilitate research on understanding emotions of children -- and highlights the fact that adults are often wrong when assessing the emotions of children. The new tool for measuring people's ability to perceive emotion in kids is called the "PerCEIVED Task," which stands for Perceptions of Children's Emotions in Videos, Evolving and Dynamic Task. The assessment involves having adults review video clips of six emotions portrayed by 72 different child actors. The tool balances children's races and genders within each emotion. Read More