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Emotion and expression

Chapter


Abstract


  • The scientific study of emotional expression began with studies of facial expression in the nineteenth century. Studying these expressions has been an important site for disputes over the existence of a universal human nature and disputes about whether emotions are naturally divided into a manageable number of discrete kinds with innate patterns of behavior evolved by natural selection. A more recent dispute concerns the extent to which facial expressions are voluntary, performative strategies¬∑ for social gain, as opposed to involuntary expressions of subjective feeling.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2015

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Griffiths, P. E. & Walsh, E. (2015). Emotion and expression. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 457-460). The Netherlands: Elsevier.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780080970875

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85043435399

Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Start Page


  • 457

End Page


  • 460

Place Of Publication


  • The Netherlands

Abstract


  • The scientific study of emotional expression began with studies of facial expression in the nineteenth century. Studying these expressions has been an important site for disputes over the existence of a universal human nature and disputes about whether emotions are naturally divided into a manageable number of discrete kinds with innate patterns of behavior evolved by natural selection. A more recent dispute concerns the extent to which facial expressions are voluntary, performative strategies¬∑ for social gain, as opposed to involuntary expressions of subjective feeling.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2015

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Griffiths, P. E. & Walsh, E. (2015). Emotion and expression. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 457-460). The Netherlands: Elsevier.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780080970875

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85043435399

Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Start Page


  • 457

End Page


  • 460

Place Of Publication


  • The Netherlands