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October 2020

L. Ian Reed – The Communicative Functions of Facial Expressions of Emotion

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NYU Previous research suggests that some facial expressions of emotion serve a communicative function by signaling private feelings and action tendencies.  Further, some expressions such as smiles and scowls affect receivers by increasing the credibility of accompanying verbal and/or written statements.  Here, I will discuss the credible signaling hypothesis and the evidence in support of it.  This will include a discussion of experiments using economic games to create strategic situations in which facial expressions…

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October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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