The Psychology Of Facial Expression by James A. RussellThe Psychology Of Facial Expression by James A. Russell

The Psychology Of Facial Expression

EditorJames A. Russell, José Miguel Fernández-DolsForeword byGeorge Mandler

Paperback | March 28, 1997

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This reference work provides broad and up-to-date coverage of the major perspectives--ethological, neurobehavioral, developmental, dynamic systems, and componential--on facial expression. The text reviews Darwin's legacy in the context of Izard and Tomkins' new theories as well as Fridlund's recently proposed Behavioural Ecology theory. Other contributions explore continuing controversies on universality and innateness, and update the research guidelines of Ekman, Friesen and Ellsworth. This book anticipates emerging research questions, such as the role of culture in children's understanding of faces, the precise ways faces depend on the immediate context, and the ecology of facial expression. The Psychology of Facial Expression is aimed at students, researchers, and educators in psychology, anthropology, and sociology who are interested in the emotive and communicative uses of facial expression.
Title:The Psychology Of Facial ExpressionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:March 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. What does a facial expression mean? James A. Russell and José-Miguel Fernández-Dols; 2. Methods for the study of facial behavior Hugh Wagner; Part II. Three Broad Theoretical Frameworks: 3. Emotions and facial expressions: a perspective from differential emotions theory Carroll E. Izard; 4. Facial expressons as modes of action readiness Nico H. Frijda and Anna Tcherkassof; 5. The new ethology of human facial expressions Alan J. Fridlund; Part III. With a Biological and Developmental Focus: 6. Animal sounds and human faces: do they have anything in common? Peter Marler and Cristopher Evans; 7. Yawns, laughs, smiles, tickles and talking: naturalistic and laboratory studies of facial action and social communication Robert R. Provine; 8. A neurobehavioral approach to the recognition of facial expressions in infancy Charles A. Nelson and Michelle de Haan; 9. A dynamic systems approach to infant facial action Daniel S. Messinger, Alan Fogel and K. Laurie Dickson; Part IV. With a Psychological and Social Focus: 10. A componential approach to the meaning of facial expressions Craig A. Smith and Heather S. Scott; 11. Spontaneous facial behavior during intense emotional episodes: artistic truth and optical truth José-Miguel Fernández-Dols and Maria-Angeles Ruiz-Belda; 12. Is the meaning perceived in facial expression independent of its context José-Miguel Fernández-Dols and James M. Carroll; 13 Reading emotions from and into faces: resurrecting a dimensional-contextual approach James A. Russell; 14. Facing others: a social communicative perspective on facial displays Nicole Chovil; 15. Faces in dialogue Janet Beavin and Nicole Chovil; Part V. Integrative Summary: 16. Faces: an epilogue and reconceptualization G. P. Ginsburg.

From Our Editors

This reference provides comprehensive coverage of the major perspectivesethological, neurobehavioral, developmental, and componentialon facial expression. The text reviews various theories and controversies and anticipates emerging questions such as the role of culture in children's understanding of faces, the precise ways faces depend on the immediate context, and the ecology of facial expression. 14 photos. 7 line diagrams. 16 tables

Editorial Reviews

'... 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