1st Edition

Facial Expression Recognition Selected works of Andy Young

By A W Young Copyright 2016
    348 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    340 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

     In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts themselves present career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, and their major theoretical and practical contributions.

    This volume of self-selected papers recognises Andy Young’s major contribution to the study of face perception, for which he received the BPS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

    Focusing on his work in facial expression recognition, a specially written introduction gives an overview of his work and contextualises the selection in relation to developments in the field during this time. Divided into five distinct sections, the book covers work on both theoretical and experimental approaches to facial expression recognition, neuropsychology, functional brain imaging, and applications of research.

    This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of cognitive psychology or neuropsychology interested in face perception. It will also appeal to those with an interest in the highly varied applications of the research and provide insight into a number of clinical disorders.

    Part 1 - Theoretical perspectives  1. Introduction, Andy Young  2. Understanding person perception (2011), Andrew W. Young and Vicki Bruce  3. Understanding the recognition of facial identity and facial expression (2005), Andrew J. Calder and Andrew W. Young  Part 2 - Experimental approaches  4. Facial expression megamix: tests of dimensional and category accounts of emotion recognition (1997), Andrew W. Young, Duncan Rowland, Andrew J. Calder, Nancy L. Etcoff, Anil Seth and David I. Perrett  5. Caricaturing facial expressions (2000), Andrew J. Calder, Duncan Rowland, Andrew W. Young, Ian Nimmo-Smith, Jill Keane and David I. Perrett  6. Adaptation effects in facial expression recognition (2004), Shen-Mou Hsu and Andrew W. Young  Part 3 – Neuropsychology  7. Knowing no fear (1999), Reiner Sprengelmeyer, Andrew W. Young, Ulrike Schroeder, Peter G. Grossenbacher, Jens Federlein, Thomas Büttner and Horst Przuntek  8. Impaired recognition and experience of disgust following brain injury (2000), Andrew J. Calder, Jill Keane, Facundo Manes, Nagui Antoun and Andrew W. Young  9. Face and emotion processing in frontal variant frontotemporal dementia (2002), Jill Keane, Andrew J. Calder, John R. Hodges and Andrew W. Young  Part 4 - Functional brain imaging  10. An amygdala response to fearful faces with covered eyes (2008), Aziz U. R. Asghar, Yi-Chieh Chiu, Glyn Hallam, Siwei Liu, Hannah Mole, Hayley Wright and Andrew W. Young  11. Morphing between expressions dissociates continuous from categorical representations of facial expression in the human brain (2012), Richard J. Harris, Andrew W. Young and Timothy J. Andrews  12. MEG demonstrates a supra-additive response to facial and vocal emotion in right superior temporal sulcus (2009), Cindy C. Hagan, Will Woods, Sam Johnson, Andrew J. Calder, Gary G. R. Green and Andrew W. Young  Part 5 – Applications  13. Anxiety-related bias in the classification of emotionally ambiguous facial expressions (2002), Anne Richards, Christopher C. French, Andrew J. Calder, Ben Webb, Rachel Fox and Andrew W. Young  14. Processing of faces and emotional expressions in infants at risk of social phobia (2008), Cathy Creswell, Matt Woolgar, Peter Cooper, Andreas Giannakakis, Elizabeth Schofield, Andrew W. Young and Lynne Murray  15. A case of paraprosopia and its treatment (2003), Steven Kemp, Andrew W. Young, Krystyna Szulecka. and Karel W. de Pauw


    Andy Young is Professor of Psychology at the University of York, UK. He has more than 40 years of experience researching different aspects of face perception, and has held posts at the Universities of Aberdeen, Lancaster, Durham and York, and the Medical Research Council. In 2013 he won the British Psychological Society's Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge.