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Facial Expressions

  • By: Ursula Hess
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Facial expressions are one channel of nonverbal communication. Facial expressions can function as paralinguistic signals—such as when one raises one or both eyebrows to signal a question—but most frequently have been studied as a means to express emotions. Emotional facial ...

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