McNair Scholars Research Journal


This study investigated the relation between anxiety, expressed emotion, and perceived emotion in a face-to-face interaction task. Students (N = 56) participated in a dyadic three-phase laboratory task that involved: (1) writing about a remembered event (either anxious or serene; randomly assigned), (2) engaging in a face-to-face interaction task, and (3) completing personality and mood questionnaires. Preliminary findings suggest experimentally induced anxiety may not play a role in listener-speaker agreement about expressed/perceived affective information during face-to-face interactions. Further analysis will consider the role of context and personality on listener-speaker agreement.