Paul Ekman

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  • Essay On Micro Expressions

    They will help people recognize the feelings of others, while at the same time being more aware of peoples own feelings (Ekman 2015). Even if we aren’t consciously aware of micro expressions, subconsciously detect them. For example if you see someone making a “happy’ face you’ll identify them as being happy, but if the same person makes a “happy” face and then proceeds it with a sneer that your not even aware you are detecting your more likely to identity them as being cunning or untrustworthy (Scheve, n.d.). If we build on our knowledge of micro expressions then research shows that by recognizing other people’s emotions it will increase the understanding that allows you to connect with other people. Studies have found that people who are able to spot micro expressions are actually better liked by co-workers (Ekman 2015). Sometimes when you subconsciously process micro expressions your brain actually goes into overdrive, and people with social anxiety have been found to have more activity in their brain than that of normal people when they detect a micro expression of fear. Threatening situations give off negative feelings, so when people with social anxiety detect fear in other people it can produce that…

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  • Daily Hassles In Psychology

    In 1969, Paul Ekman argued that anger, fear, disgust, sadness, and happiness are considered primary emotions that produce innate facial expressions. He suggested that surprise, pride, and contempt should be included within the group of “basic emotions”. The innate theory was proposed by Caroll Izard’s research on young infant’s facial expressions. The experiment included in this ZAP activity asked me to choose which emotion I thought the picture provided was portraying most accurately. From my…

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  • Body Language Perception

    visible. The results showed correct answers of 80 percent hands not visible and 75 percent hands visible. Every person communicates using both verbal and non-verbal language. Non-verbal language/communication consists of body language, facial expressions and touch. Psychologists have determined that non-verbal communication provide a wealth of information to others regarding their emotions (Burton, Westen, & Kowalski, 2012). An angry look or a stamping foot, can speak just as loud as a…

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  • Radio Segment Analysis

    Radiolab did a segment on how our facial expressions can be hints to our inner emotions by interviewing Paul Ekman, a renowned psychologist who is a pioneer in the study of emotions. The radio segment begins with a psychologist by the name of Gordon Burghardt. Burghardt studies snakes particularly the hognose snake. Gordon studies them by putting a chicken puppet inside the cage and begins to attack the snake with this puppet. The snake reacts by flipping over on its back, starts to bleed from…

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  • The Importance Of Universality

    innate and not learned, but that they’re also universal across cultures. They believe that whether you were born in Tokyo, Oklahoma, or the isolated Amazon, you’re born with an innate ability to identify certain basic emotions like anger, fear, happiness, surprise, sadness, and disgust play out on a human face. Darwin was one of the first to express this theory back in 1872 in his book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. He suggested humans evolved such emotional expressions…

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  • Explanation Of The Biological Perspective Of Emotionity Analysis

    was linked to adapted characteristics that evolved through natural selection. In other words, the evolutionary perspective assumes that ancient human environments contributed to the modern human traits that allows us to adjust to modern threats, emotions, and scenarios. For example, a mother may become aggressive when protecting her children against prey and defend them. Through natural and sexual selection the trait has become prevalent in general protectiveness over their young in…

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  • Essay On Nonverbal Communication

    There are many forms of social interaction in everyday life with all human beings. There are several types of nonverbal communication. Moreover social networking and privacy are used more repetitively in everyday life. Also social networks there are bullying and harassment. Dealing with social networks put your privacy in jeopardy. There are different statuses in sociology. To stat with silence is a form of nonverbal communication. Silence communication is messages sent without words. Being…

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  • Aspects Of Interpersonal Communication

    Communication is the act of interacting, sharing, or exchanging information, ideas, feelings, or emotions. Interpersonal communication always involves two people, from one person to the other, usually face-to-face. There has to be a personal connection or similarity in varying roles or relationships to on another. Without communication, relationships wouldn’t exist. Communication is essential in developing relationships with people all around us and all over the world. There are too many…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Inside Out Movie

    Inside Out is a film that is about one main character, Riley. The film shows us how from the time of Riley’s birth until eleven years of age, how her emotions change as the older she gets. The first emotion that Riley is born with is Joy. Joy is always happy, and looks to the brighter side of anything negative. Next came sadness. Sadness seems to always look down on everything, or finds the negative in everything. Fear was third to arrive. He gave Riley a sense of caution in times of danger…

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  • Emotional Intelligence Of A Stay-At Home Mother Essay

    Emotional Intelligence of a Stay-At-Home Mother “Mom where’s my track uniform?” I shouted from my room. “Mom where’s my volleyball uniform?” My sister Hannah yelled from hers. “Ladies your uniforms are in the laundry room folded in your laundry basket where they always are.” My mother calmly shouted back as she was starting her daily routine. Like most families with athletic children we started our days much earlier than most, meaning my mother started hers even earlier and somehow she always…

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