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In this research, we studied the course of emotional expressions of 8- and 11-year-old children after winning a (large) first prize or a (substantially smaller) consolation prize, while playing a game competing the computer or a physically co-present peer. We analyzed their emotional reactions by conducting two perception tests in which participants rated childrens level of happiness. Results showed that co-presence positively affected childrens happiness only when receiving the first prize. Moreover, for children who were in the presence of a peer, we found that eye contact affected expressions of happiness of 8-year-old children negatively and that of 11-year-old children positively. Finally, this study showed that having eye contact with their co-present peer affected childrens emotional expressions. Overall, we can conclude that, as children grow older and their social awareness increases, the presence of a peer affects their nonverbal expressions, regardless of their appreciation of their prize. Index Terms: nonverbal emotional expressions, contextual factors, social presence, development, (re)appraisals.
Bibliographic reference. Visser, Mandy / Krahmer, Emiel / Swerts, Marc (2015): "Childrens spontaneous emotional expressions while receiving (un)wanted prizes in the presence of peers", In FAAVSP-2015, 1-6.