Culture and facial expressions of emotion

Jack, R. E. (2013) Culture and facial expressions of emotion. Visual Cognition, 21(9-10), pp. 1248-1286. (doi: 10.1080/13506285.2013.835367)

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With over a century of theoretical developments and empirical investigation in broad fields (e.g., anthropology, psychology, evolutionary biology), the universality of facial expressions of emotion remains a central debate in psychology. How near or far, then, is this debate from being resolved? Here, I will address this question by highlighting and synthesizing the significant advances in the field that have elevated knowledge of facial expression recognition across cultures. Specifically, I will discuss the impact of early major theoretical and empirical contributions in parallel fields and their later integration in modern research. With illustrative examples, I will show that the debate on the universality of facial expressions has arrived at a new juncture and faces a new generation of exciting questions.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jack, Professor Rachael
Authors: Jack, R. E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Visual Cognition
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1464-0716

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