This study examined the relationship between blushing and complexion color. Asian (n = 62), Black (n = 26), Hispanic (n = 18), and White (n = 165,) respondents completed a self-report measure assessing various aspects of their typical blushing experience. In line with predictions, lighter complexionedindividuals were more likely than darker complexioned individuals to report visible color change as part of 'their blushing experience and to indicate that changes in visible skin color influenced others' reactions to their blushes. Experiences which do not directly involve visibility such as the frequency, ease, latency, and duration of blushing showed no differences. No major sex differences emerged.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Social Behavior and Personality|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Psychology