Unmasking the Face: A Guide to Recognizing Emotions from Facial Clues

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ISHK, 2003 - Psychology - 212 pages
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Can you tell when someone who is actually afraid is trying to look angry? Can you tell when someone is feigning surprise? With the help of 'Unmasking the face', you will be able to improve your recognition of the facial clues to emotion, increase your ability to detect 'facial deceit', and develop a keener awareness of the way your own face reflects your emotions. Using scores of photographs of faces that reflect the emotions of surprise, fear, disgust, anger, happiness, and sadness, the authors of 'Unmasking the face' explain how to identify correctly these basic emotions and how to tell when people try to mask, simulate, or neutralize them. And, to help you better understand our own emotions and those of others, this book describes not only what these emotions look like when expressed on the face, but also what they feel like when you experience them. In addition, this book features several practical exercises that will help actors, teachers, salesmen, counselors, nurses, and physicians - and everyone else who deals with people - to become adept, perceptive readers of the facial expressions of emotion.
 

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User Review  - Murphy-Jacobs - LibraryThing

This book is hard to rate because it is a textbook, a specific niche book, and thus very detailed in a "how to" way, along with lots of explanation about research and theories which frankly made for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary_Overton - LibraryThing

From the chapter FACIAL DECEIT "Four Reasons Why People Control Facial Expressions "We have coined the phrase DISPLAY RULES to describe what people learn, probably quite early in their lives, about ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
2Why mistakes are made in understanding facial expressions of emotion
10
3 Research on facial expressions of emotion
21
4 Surprise
34
5 Fear
47
6 Disgust
66
7 Anger
78
8 Happiness
99
10 Practice faces
129
11 Facial deceit
135
12 Checking your own facial expression
154
13 Conclusion
167
The facial blueprint photographs
169
Practice photos for chapter 10
173
Log and judge sheets
188
Index
193

9 Sadness
114

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