facial expressions - display rules

Facial expressions – Display rules

Facial expressions – Display rules In the article Facial expressions of emotions, I have shown that emotions’ communication is the main role of facial expressions. I have also mentioned the main emotions which are communicated. Yet, these expressions are seldom seen in the everyday life; we are educated, since we are born, to control our […]

nonverbal communication - emotional contagion

Emotional Contagion

Emotional Contagion

Has not ever happened to you when you are around someone to feel suddenly more alive, or more energetic? Or by contrary, more depressed, more anxious? Even when that person did not tell you anything to generate a specific emotion? Read more

Facial expressions of emotions

Facial expressions of emotions

The face identifies us as unique beings. The interest for researching the face and finding out what we can say just observing it, was present since ancient times. Between 18 and 19 century the science of physiognomy was flourishing, claiming to determine a man’s character just by analyzing and interpreting facial features This pseudo-science never stood the test of time, although recent research proves that some information can be obtained, by analyzing facial features only.

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