Darwin and Emotion Expression

Darwin and Emotion Expression - signals only Then Fridlund...

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Darwin and Emotion Expression The article presented three principles from Darwin and discussed some of the research topics that developed out of his theoretical vision. We focus on five issues, there are: The question of what emotion expressions express The notion of basic emotions The universality of emotion expressions The question of emotion prototypes The issue of animal emotions Darwin’s principles are, Serviceable Habits – useful expressive “habits” acquired during the course of experience are genetically inherited by offspring. Antithesis – some expressions look the way they do simply because they are opposite of serviceable one. The direct action of the excited Nervous system on the body - some expressions occur because the nervous system needs to discharge excess excitement. Early days, Darwin said emotion expressions as the visible part of an underlying emotional state has been disputed and rejected by those who considered facial expressions as social or cultural
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Unformatted text preview: signals only. Then, Fridlund said emotion expressions signal behavioral intentions. And now, there is an appraisal view that emotional facial expressions function as both a communicative signal and as a symptom of an emotional state has to face the conceptual challenge originally. So, we could say learning emotion could help us enhance the communication. A Biographical Sketch of an Infant The article is about the observation of the mental development of Darwin’s own infants. And it showed us when the infants should be looked like when they felt anger, fear, pleasurable sensations, affection and association of ideas, reason and c. And the article also showed the different between the infants in difference age. It could let us know better the infants. When we deal with the infants, because they can not talk to us, we are not easy to learn their thought. But we can learn their emotion via their facial expressions to read their mind. Then, we could deal with the infants better....
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