The nonverbal communication of emotions

  title={The nonverbal communication of emotions},
  author={Jessica L. Tracy and Daniel Randles and Conor M Steckler},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
We review research on social communication occurring via nonverbal expressions of emotion. Early studies suggest that a small number of emotions are associated with distinct nonverbal expressions — including facial and bodily displays, and vocal bursts — which are reliably recognized and displayed across cultures. More recent work has sought to address the question of why these expressions exist; that is, what function they serve. A Two-Stage Model of the evolution of emotion expressions… CONTINUE READING
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