Smile and (Half) the World Smiles with You, Frown and You Frown Alone

  title={Smile and (Half) the World Smiles with You, Frown and You Frown Alone},
  author={Verlin B. Hinsz and J. A. Tomhave},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={586 - 592}
  • Verlin B. Hinsz, J. A. Tomhave
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • The facial expression responses of adults to the display of facial expressions were examined in a variety of public settings to test predictions from a contagion hypothesis, that the display of smiles and frowns results in smiles and frowns, and folk wisdom that the display of a smile will result in a smile but that a frown will not lead to a frown in response. It was also predicted that female subjects would smile more frequently than male subjects and that people would smile at females more… CONTINUE READING

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