Here is a conversation between an interviewer and a subject occurring in an Adult Attachment Interview (Roisman, Tsai, & Chiang, 2004). AUs are facial action units defined in Ekman, Friesen, and Hager (2002).
The interviewer asked: “Now, let you choose five adjective words to describe your childhood relationship with your mother when you were about five years old, or as far back as you remember.��?
The subject kept smiling (lip corner raiser AU12) when listening. After the interviewer finished the question, the subject looked around and lowered down her head (AU 54) and eyes (AU 64). Then she lowered and drew together the eyebrows (AU4) so that severe vertical wrinkles and skin bunching between the eyebrows appeared. Then her left lip raise[d] (Left AU10), and finger scratched chin.
After about 50 second silence, the subject raise her head (AU53) and brow (AU1+AU2), and asked with a smile (AU12): “Should I . . . give what I have now?��? The interviewer response with smiling (AU12): “I guess, those will be when you were five years old. Can you remember?��?
The subject answered with finger touching chin: “Yeap. Ok. Happy (smile, AU6+AU12), content, dependent, (silence, then lower her voice) what is next (silent, AU4+left AU 10), honest, (silent, AU 4), innocent.��?
|Title of host publication||Affective Information Processing|
|Editors||T. Tan, J. Tao|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- HMI-HF: Human Factors
- EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/0027787
- HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
- EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/211486