Chapter 1. The Emotion-Based Inferences in Context (EBIC) model
Chapter 2. Emotion Recognition as a Social Act: The Role of the Expresser-Observer Relationship in Recognizing Emotions
Chapter 3. Perceiving Emotion in the 'Neutral' Face
Chapter 4. Affective Pragmatics Extended: From Natural to Overt Expressions of Emotions
Chapter 5. The Relational Aboutness of Emotions in Interpersonal Contexts
Chapter 6. The Reverse Engineering of Emotions
Chapter 7. Social Referencing in Adults and Children
Chapter 8. Inferring Intentions from Emotion Expressions in Social Decision Making
Chapter 9. Emotions as Signals of Moral Character
Chapter 10. What Can We Learn About Others' Power from their Emotional Expressions?
Chapter 11. The Use of Emotions to Infer Norms and Standards
Chapter 12. How You Cry, When You Cry, Why You Cry, and Who You Are: Responses to Adult Crying in Social Contexts
Chapter 13. The Many Faces of Smiles.
This book provides an overview of theoretical thinking about the communicative scope of emotional expressions as well as an overview of the state of the art research in emotional psychology. For many years, research in emotional psychology has been primarily concerned with the labeling of emotion expressions and the link between emotion expressions and the expresser’s internal state. Following recent trends in research devoting specific attention to the social signal value of emotions, contributors emphasize the nature of emotion expressions as information about the person and the situation, including the social norms and standards relevant to the situation.
Focusing on the role of emotion expressions as communicative acts, this timely book seeks to advance a line of theoretical thinking that goes beyond the view of emotion expressions as symptoms of an intrapersonal phenomenon to focus on their interpersonal function. The Social Nature of Emotion Expression will be of interest to researchers in emotional psychology, as well as specialists in nonverbal behavior, communication, linguistics, ethology and ethnography.
• Features contributions from a diverse and complementary array scholars who have made important, continuing, and high-quality scholarship in the area of emotion communication
• Represents shifting perspectives in emotional psychology that emphasize the role of emotion expressions as communicative acts, rather than purely representative of the expresser's internal state
• Offers a comprehensive overview of both recent theoretical thinking and state of the art of empirical research on how observers draw inferences about the people and the events around them from the emotion expressions of others