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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Darwin’s work of 1872 still provides the point of departure for research in the theory of emotion and expression. Although he lacked the modern research tool of cybernetics, his basic methods have not been improved upon: the study of infants, of the insane, of paintings and sculpture, of some of the commoner animals; the use of photographs of expression submitted to different judges; and the comparative study of expression among different peoples. This new edition will be warmly welcomed by those behavioral scientists who have recently shown an intense interest in the scientific study of expression. Lay readers, too, will be struck by the freshness and directness of this book, which includes, among other data, Darwin’s delightfully objective analysis of his own baby’s smiles and pouts.

386 pages | illustrations | 5.25 x 8 | © 1872, 1965

Biological Sciences: Behavioral Biology

Psychology: Experimental, Comparative, and Physiological Psychology

Table of Contents

Preface by Konrad Lorenz
1. General Principles of Expression
2. General Principles of Expression (continued)
3. General Principles of Expression (concluded)
4. Means of Expression in Animals
5. Special Expressions of Animals
6. Special Expressions of Man: Suffering and Weeping
7. Low Spirits, Anxiety, Grief, Dejection, Despair
8. Joy, High Spirits, Love, Tender Feelings, Devotion
9. Reflection, Meditation, Ill-Temper, Sulkiness, Determination
10. Hatred and Anger
11. Disdain, Contempt, Disgust, Guilt, Pride, Helplessness, Patience, Affirmation and Negation
12. Surprise, Astonishment, Fear, Horror
13. Self-Attention, Shame, Shyness, Modesty: Blushing
14. Concluding Remarks and Summary

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