Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 02 February 2023

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Differences in Self-perceiving Emotions: The Role of Gender

Zixuan Wang * 1
1 Warner School of Education, University of Rochester, Rochester, 14627, U.S.A.

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Social Behavior Research, ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 169-173
Published 02 February 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Zixuan Wang. Differences in Self-perceiving Emotions: The Role of Gender. ASBR (2023) ASBR ICEIPI 2022: 169-173.


This paper focuses on how anger and sadness are self-perceived differently in males or females under the same situation. The importance of the current study is to examine the two most important negative emotions among women and men which are sadness and anger. In this study, one sad video and one infuriating video will be used as emotional triggers to evoke participants' emotions. After watching the videos, participants will be asked to rate five abstract images corresponding to one question about each emotion: sadness, fear, happiness, tranquility, and anger. We will only analyze the rating of sadness and anger, all other four questions of emotion are only to mask our real purpose. The result of this study will show that males tend to experience more anger than females do under infuriating situations, while females tend to experience more sadness than males do under sad situations.


anger, sadness, Emotions, Self-perceiving, Gender


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The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.

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