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The Psychology of Facial Expression : Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction - James A. Russell

The Psychology of Facial Expression

Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction

By: James A. Russell (Editor), Jose Miguel Fernandez-Dols (Editor), George Mandler (Foreword by), Keith Oatley (Editor), Antony Manstead (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th August 1997
ISBN: 9780521587969
Number Of Pages: 416

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This reference work provides broad and up-to-date coverage of the major perspectives - ethological, neurobehavioral, developmental, dynamic systems, componential - on facial expression. It reviews Darwin's legacy in the theories of Izard and Tomkins and in Fridlund's recently proposed Behavioral Ecology theory. It explores continuing controversies on universality and innateness. It also updates the research guidelines of Ekman, Friesen and Ellsworth. This book anticipates emerging research questions: what is the role of culture in children's understanding of faces? In what precise ways do faces depend on the immediate context? What is the ecology of facial expression: when do different expressions occur and in what frequency? The Psychology of Facial Expressions is aimed at students, researchers and educators in psychology anthropology, and sociology who are interested in the emotive and communicative uses of facial expression.

'... opens new ways of looking at the biology and development of facial expression with a strong emphasis on the social function of expressive movements. In the process, much work is being done to loosen a strong association between expression and emotion. Such a step can only be helpful toward understanding what a realistic account of the relation between emotion and facial expression might be, and how best to analyze that most expressive of human characteristics - the face.' George Mandler, from the Foreword '... a unique and fascinating discussion ... this book is not just a summary of past research ... Rather it provides a place from which to begin future research. For my own part, after reading this book I can hardly wait to get started'. Nicholas A. Troop, Behaviour Research and Therapy

Introduction
What does a facial expression mean
Methods for the study of facial behavior
Three Broad Theoretical Frameworks
Emotions and facial expressions: a perspective from differential emotions theory
Facial expressons as modes of action readiness
The new ethology of human facial expressions
With a Biological and Developmental Focus
Animal sounds and human faces: do they have anything in common
Yawns, laughs, smiles, tickles and talking: naturalistic and laboratory studies of facial action and social communication
A neurobehavioral approach to the recognition of facial expressions in infancy
A dynamic systems approach to infant facial action
With a Psychological and Social Focus
A componential approach to the meaning of facial expressions
Spontaneous facial behavior during intense emotional episodes: artistic truth and optical truth
Is the meaning perceived in facial expression independent of its context
Reading emotions from and into faces: resurrecting a dimensional-contextual approach
Facing others: a social communicative perspective on facial displays
Faces in dialogue
Integrative Summary
Faces: an epilogue and reconceptualization
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ISBN: 9780521587969
ISBN-10: 0521587964
Series: Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 18th August 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54