Expressing Emotion

Expressing Emotion - physiological symptoms of emotion also...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Expressing Emotion 1. Describe some nonverbal indicators of emotion, and discuss the extent to which people from different cultures display and interpret facial expressions of emotion in a similar manner. All of us communicate nonverbally as well as verbally. For example, if irritated, we may tense our bodies, press our lips together, and turn away. With a gaze, an averted glance, or a stare we can communicate intimacy, submission, or dominance. We read fear and anger mostly from the eyes, happiness from the mouth. Introverts are better emotion- detectors than extraverts, although extraverts are easier to read. Also, women are better than men at reading emotions. Although some gestures are culturally determined, facial expressions, such as those of happiness and fear, are common the world over. The
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: physiological symptoms of emotion also cross cultures. Cultures differ, however, in how, and how much, they express emotions. For example, in communal cultures that value 2. interdependence, intense displays of potentially disruptive emotions are infrequent. 3. Describe the effects of facial expressions on emotional experience. Expressions not only communicate emotion, but they also amplify the felt emotion and signal the body to respond accordingly. For example, students induced to make a frowning expression reported feeling a little angry. People instructed to express other basic emotions react similarly. For example, just activating one of the smiling muscles by holding a pen in the teeth is enough to make cartoons seem more amusing....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online