Micro Expressions In Social Psychology

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Even the slightest expressions from human could have a meaning, and those expressions are called micro expressions. The term micro expressions is labeled as a “very brief facial expressions, lasting only a fraction of a second” (Micro Expressions). In other words, micro expressions only exist in a blink of an eye that human couldn’t capture. Furthermore, human ways of interaction are deeply connected to emotions and function through a system of “social signals: facial expressions” (Jack, Caldara, and Schyns 19). Thus, it is quite reasonable to begin to infer that emotions is closely related to micro expressions, and there is a positive correlation between these two variables to make them connected. This means that when the consistency of emotions …show more content…
The purpose of social psychology is to study the behavioral pattern of human in a social context which also include emotions (Freedman, Sears, and Carlsmith 114). The cross-culture similarity of recognizing basic emotions between countries like Spain, Argentina, and Japan are fairly high to say that these emotions are actually universal (Weiten 308-309). This means that there are no cultural distinctness for basic emotions; it also implicate that emotions could be identify with ease regardless of cultural differences. For example, one of the studies experimented with emotional regulations, the finding suggested that “there are cultural and age-related difference… these differences do not extend to the social consequences of suppression” (English and John 325-326). This allows the inference of social context does not limit the appearance of emotions, and specifically the six basic emotions. Another case study on Chinese American immigrant proposed that “basic emotions may be universal” and it is “accordance with the norms and expectations of their respective cultures” (Chen et al. 619). From this, it could mean that although cultures could alternate the formation of emotion in an individual; however, the core emotions are still existing as a base to create those formations. Last but not least, a study on the language of English and Spanish shows that there is a relationship in words for emotions (Van Zyl and Meiselman 201). The study was comparing English and Spanish words that is associated with emotions and seeing how similar those words are (Van Zyl and Meiselman 201). The result of the study was that some emotions are not expressed in words as it was previously though; however, there are words that is deeply connected in both languages (Van Zyl and Meiselman 201). Thus, it supports that some of the emotions are coming from a specific source since both cultures have similar words

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