How we recognize angry and happy emotion in people, places, and things

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 40 Published In Pages: 83-105
By Aronoff, Joel


"Diagonal lines and acute angles [will] elicit subjective emotional responses associated with threat, in comparison to the more positive emotional response evoked by curved or straight lines " (89).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Factor analysisSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Diagonal Lines And Acute AnglesIndependentVisual Arts, Representative Art
ThreatDependentDrives And Emotions