Darwin and emotion expression.

  title={Darwin and emotion expression.},
  author={Ursula Hess and Pascal Thibault},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={64 2},
In his book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin (1872/1965) defended the argument that emotion expressions are evolved and adaptive (at least at some point in the past) and serve an important communicative function. The ideas he developed in his book had an important impact on the field and spawned rich domains of inquiry. This article presents Darwin's three principles in this area and then discusses some of the research topics that developed out of his… 
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