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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals | Study Guide

Charles Darwin

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Overview

Author

Charles Darwin

Year Published

1872

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Science

At a Glance

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals adds further support to Darwin's theories of natural selection and evolutionary change previously established in On the Origins of Species (1859) and The Descent of Man (1871). With examples and observations of humans and animals around the world, Darwin illustrates that there are innate, universal expressions of emotions found in all species. Universal expressions manifest themselves the same way in all members of a species regardless of their geography, race, or culture. Expressions are valuable to the survival of a species. They link the physical and mental state of an organism and are paramount to the communication of vital biological needs.

Perspective and Narrator

Charles Darwin (1809–82) writes The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals from a scientific perspective and offers examples and observations to the reader that are based on decades of personal research as well as the reliable accounts of other scientists and medical professionals.

About the Title

Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life in 1859 and The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex in 1871. Darwin turned his attention to the inner workings of the mind and the physical manifestations of universal expressions in the final installment of his evolutionary trilogy The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals of 1872.

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