Politics

Study: White Americans More Likely to See Anger in President Obama's Face (Video)

| by Michael Allen

According to a new study by the University of Arkansas, white Americans see more anger in President Obama's facial expressions than non-whites do.

The researchers showed a silent video (below) of Obama's 2010 White House Correspondents Dinner speech to more than 100 people who were identified as white, black, native American and Asian.

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The study revealed that white people were seven percent more likely to assign anger to the facial expressions of the president, reports USNews.com.

"One of the things that literature out there suggests is we are much better at decoding people within our own ethnicity and their facial displays," said University of Arkansas assistant professor Patrick Stewart, who led the study.

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The study also found that Obama was effective at controlling his facial expressions and used a "controlled" smile when he wanted to.

Findings from this report will appear in Political Psychology this July.

Source: USNews.com