The Human Face: Measurement and Meaning by Mary KatsikitisThe Human Face: Measurement and Meaning by Mary Katsikitis

The Human Face: Measurement and Meaning

byMary Katsikitis

Paperback | October 24, 2012

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James W. Pennebaker The University of Texas at Austin At first glance, a scientific book on the face doesn't make a great deal of sense. After all, the face is not a biological unit that falls into a specific medical specialty. By the same token, it is not part of a of a specific clear functional system that falls within the purview subdiscipline of psychology, philosophy, sociology, or any other traditional area. It seems that the only organizing principle of the face is that all humans have one and that it is central to the experience of being human. As a social stimulus, the face can signal emotions, personality, sex, physical and mental health, social status, age, and aspects of our thoughts, intentions, and our inner selves. At various points in our lives, we spend a tremendous amount of time and money for cosmetics, cleansers, medicines, and, occasionally, surgery to enhance our face. In the same way that a normative, symmetrical face can attract praise and even adoration, damage to the face through birth defects, disease, or injury is almost always stigmatizing. Our faces, then, are social advertisements for who we are.
Title:The Human Face: Measurement and MeaningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:289 pagesPublished:October 24, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1461353769

ISBN - 13:9781461353768


Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Section A: Culture, Evolution, History and Medicine. 1. Foreign faces: A Voyage to the Land of EEPICA; R.J. Barrett, M. Katsikitis. 2. Human Face in Biological Anthropology: Craniometry, Evolution and Forensic Identification; M. Henneberg, et al. 3. The Face in Medicine and Psychology: A Conceptual History; G.E. Berrios. 4. Neurology of Human Facial Expression; J. Warren, P. Thompson. Section B: Measurement and Meaning. 5. FACEM: The Facial Expression Measurement System; M. Katsikitis. 6. Facial Affect Recognition Deficits in Schizophrenia: A Case for Applying Facial Measurement Techniques; P. Johnston, V. Carr. 7. Context-Analysis of Facial-Affective Behavior in Clinical Populations; J. Merten. 8. Causes and Reasons in Failures to Perceive Fearful Faces; M. de Bonis. 9. Recognition of Emotion Specific Populations: Compensation, Deficit or Specific (Dis)Abilities? H. Wallbott. 10. Facial Expression and the Self-Report of Pain by Children; B. Goodenough, et al. 11. What Facial Activity Can and Cannot Tell Us about Emotions; A. Kappas. 12. Facial Expressions as Indicators of 'Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Emotional Processes; S. Kaiser. 13. Getting to Know your Patient: How Facial Expression Can Help Reveal True Emotion; M.G. Frank. Index.