Do facial expressions signal specific emotions? Judging emotion from the face in context.

  title={Do facial expressions signal specific emotions? Judging emotion from the face in context.},
  author={J. Carroll and J. Russell},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={70 2},
  • J. Carroll, J. Russell
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • Certain facial expressions have been theorized to be easily recognizable signals of specific emotions. If so, these expressions should override situationally based expectations used by a person in attributing an emotion to another. An alternative account is offered in which the face provides information relevant to emotion but does not signal a specific emotion. Therefore, in specified circumstances, situational rather than facial information was predicted to determine the judged emotion. This… CONTINUE READING
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