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What the Face Reveals: Basic and Applied Studies of Spontaneous Expression Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)

Paul Ekman and Erika L. Rosenberg


While we have known for centuries that facial expressions can reveal what people are thinking and feeling, it is only recently that the face has been studied scientifically for what it can tell us about internal states, social behavior, and psychopathology. Today's widely available, sophisticated measuring systems have allowed us to conduct a wealth of new research on facial behavior that has contributed enormously to our understanding of the relationship between facial expression and human psychology. The chapters in this volume present the state-of-the-art in this research. They address key ... More

Keywords: facial expressions, internal states, social behavior, psychopathology, human psychology, voluntary expressions, involuntary expressions, emotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179644
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Ekman, editor
University of California, San Francisco

Erika L. Rosenberg, editor
University of California, Davis

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What the Face Reveals

Part One Basic Research on Emotion

Part Two Applied Research

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