Lansdowne Lecture: Dr. James Russell

Dr. James Russell asks:

Does human nature include an emotion signaling system?  Two lines of research suggest not.  (1) Recent studies in two remote societies (Papua New Guinea, Mozambique) found that most people do not match the emotion and face in the predicted way.  (2) Various studies have documented the role of context (expresser’s body and situation, and experimental context) in what emotion is seen in a face. Rather than recognizing a pre-specified emotion from a facial expression, people interpret facial expressions in light of other information.

Cornett Building A228

February 22, 2017

15:30 - 16:30

Free and open to the public.