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Facial Expressions, Emotional

  • By: Nancy Alvarado
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The term facial expression refers to contraction of the facial muscles to produce an observable change compared to the appearance of a person's face when muscles are relaxed. Emotional facial expressions are the facial muscle contractions occurring in the context ...