• What is WSEFEP?

It’s Warsaw Set of Emotional Facial Expression Pictures – a set of 210  photos (14 men and 16 women) of each basic emotion: enjoyment, surprise, fear, sadness, anger, and disgust (and pictures of neutral faces).

  • Who can use WSEFEP?

WSEFEP is free for scientific/academic employees to use in non-commercial research or for educational purposes. Business use (including commercial training/education) of our set requires individual permission.

The database materials cannot be re-distributed or published without written consent from the copyright holder, the SWPS University.

  • How can I download the set?

The database is available for download through the OSF: https://osf.io/7xgz9

  • Do I have to pay for downloading and using WSEFEP?

No! If you’re a scientific researcher you can download and use the picture set free of charge.

  • I conducted the research using your facial stimuli. What should I refer to?

When publishing research data collected with the use of our facial pictures database please make the following reference:

Olszanowski, M., Pochwatko, G., Kukliński, K., Ścibor-Rylski, M., Lewicki, P., Ohme, R. (2015). Warsaw set of emotional facial expression pictures: a validation study of facial display photographs. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1516. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01516