The nonverbal communication of emotions

  title={The nonverbal communication of emotions},
  author={Jessica L. Tracy and D. Randles and C. Steckler},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  • Jessica L. Tracy, D. Randles, C. Steckler
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • 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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