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    Children’s Interpretation of Facial Expressions: The Long Path from Valence-Based to Specific Discrete Categories.Sherri C. Widen - 2013 - Emotion Review 5 (1):72-77.
    According to a common sense theory, facial expressions signal specific emotions to people of all ages and therefore provide children easy access to the emotions of those around them. The evidence, however, does not support that account. Instead, children’s understanding of facial expressions is poor and changes qualitatively and slowly over the course of development. Initially, children divide facial expressions into two simple categories (feels good, feels bad). These broad categories are then gradually differentiated until an adult system of discrete (...)
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    Descriptive and Prescriptive Definitions of Emotion.Sherri C. Widen & James A. Russell - 2010 - Emotion Review 2 (4):377-378.
    Izard (2010) did not seek a descriptive definition of emotion—one that describes the concept as it is used by ordinary folk. Instead, he surveyed scientists’ prescriptive definitions—ones that prescribe how the concept should be used in theories of emotion. That survey showed a lack of agreement today and thus raised doubts about emotion as a useful scientific concept.
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    Do proposed facial expressions of contempt, shame, embarrassment, and compassion communicate the predicted emotion?Sherri C. Widen, Anita M. Christy, Kristen Hewett & James A. Russell - 2011 - Cognition and Emotion 25 (5):898-906.
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    The within-subjects design in the study of facial expressions.Michelle Yik, Sherri C. Widen & James A. Russell - 2013 - Cognition and Emotion 27 (6):1062-1072.
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    Children's and adults' understanding of the “disgust face”.Sherri C. Widen & James A. Russell - 2008 - Cognition and Emotion 22 (8):1513-1541.
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    How does emotional intelligence relate to adolescents’ interpretation of cues for disgust?Lydia Whitaker & Sherri C. Widen - 2017 - Cognition and Emotion 32 (5):1097-1104.
    ABSTRACTThis study investigated the relationship of emotional intelligence and age to adolescents’ free labelling responses to proposed facial expressions and situations for disgust. Emotional intelligence continues to develop throughout adolescence and may provide needed cognitive support for linking the disgust face to the disgust script. Emotional intelligence, specifically, regulating one’s own and others emotions, and age predicted adolescents’ labelling of disgust facial expressions as disgusted. Older adolescents were more likely to label disgust faces as disgusted than were younger adolescents – (...)
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