Unmasking the Face: A Guide to Recognizing Emotions from Facial Clues. Front Cover. Paul Ekman, Wallace Verne Friesen. Prentice-Hall, – Psychology. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Unmasking the face: a guide to recognizing emotions from facial clues / by P. Ekman and W. V. Friesen. Ekman, Paul. Unmasking the face: A guide to recognizing emotions from facial clues. Citation. Ekman, P., & Friesen, W. V. (). Unmasking the face: A guide to recognizing.
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Unmasking the Face: A Guide to Recognizing Emotions from Facial Clues
Preview — Unmasking the Face by Paul Ekman. This reprint edition of Ekman and Friesen’s breakthrough research on the facial expression of emotion uses scores of photographs showing emotions of surprise, fear, disgust, anger, happiness, and sadness.
It feature Ekmqn reprint edition of Ekman and Friesen’s breakthrough research on the facial expression of emotion uses scores of photographs showing emotions of surprise, fear, disgust, anger, happiness, and sadness. It features several practical exercises that help actors, teachers, salesmen, counselors, nurses, law-enforcement personnel and physicians — and everyone else who deals with people — to become adept, perceptive readers of the facial expressions of emotions.
Unmasking the Face: A Guide to Recognizing Emotions from Facial Clues by Paul Ekman
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I was very pleased with this book. I’ve been doing a lot of reading on micro-expressions and watching documentaries and tv shows about lie detecting and reading body language, etc, jnmasking this book is one of the most helpful resources I’ve come across so far.
Not only is it easy to read, even frieen those who are completely unfamiliar with micro-expressions or anything related, it covers the basics while not being overly boring for those who are familiar with the subject.
Each chapter has very detaile I was very pleased with this book. Each chapter has very detailed descriptions of the different components unmaskijg what each universal emotion looks like on the face, with pictures and diagrams to support the facts. They also include circumstances such as using only “fear brows” and how to recognize the different emotions without all the physically displayed facets of the emotion.
Unmaskint novel also included in these chapters the combinations of faces, such as fear-surprise, anger-contempt, or guilt-sadness. The book didn’t skip around and had many clear examples.
It also had chapters on the science behind this study and the background. Also explained was why this information is useful in everyday life, even for those that aren’t scientists, lawyers or law enforcement. At the end of the book they had faces to test you on how much ejman learned and supporting chapters on subjects such as reading motives behind emotions, or how ekmab are affected by facial deceit.
Nov 06, Nick rated it it was amazing.
Paul Ekman is the world’s expert on deceit, facial expressions, and reading the face. He has studied the face more rigorously than any other researcher, and his findings include proof that many basic facial expressions are universal among world cultures, that people have ‘micro expressions’ which last only a 20th of a second, but indicate concealed or underlying emotions, and that you can be trained to increase your ability to detect concealed emotions.
This book is a basic manual of Ekman’s fin Paul Ekman is the world’s expert on deceit, facial expressions, and reading the face. This book is a basic manual of Ekman’s findings and is of interest to anyone who is concerned with reading the emotions of his or her fellow human beings. View all 6 comments. Nov 29, Mary Ann added it. I am changing this book from currently reading to read, even though I haven’t read it.
I got about halfway through it and decided to use it primarily as a reference book. The subtitle of this book is “A guide to recognizing emotions from facial expressions”. The value is that it has many photos of faces expressing emotions and variations in intensity and combinations of those emotions. It’s a training tool for reading faces, and it includes quizzes so you can test yourself.
You may have heard of I am changing this book from currently reading to read, even though I haven’t read it. You may have heard of Paul Ekman.
He’s the guy on whom the character Cal Lightman on the television show Lie to Me is based. I learned that emotions are universal, although there are some cultural effects. Happy, sad, anger, and disgust are expressed the same the world over. But what is disgusting to one culture may not be to frieesen. Also, cultures differ in how people try to manage the appearance of their faces in different social situations.
For example, mourners may be encouraged to wail or encouraged to keep their sadness under control. The book has chapters on surprise, fear, disgust, anger, happiness, and sadness. There is also a chapter on facial deceit. I recommend this book for people whose livelihoods depend on reading faces: Other than that, it is a good book to have around for those times when you encounter an unusual facial expression on someone with whom you ekkan.
Jun 19, Carol Flores rated it liked it. I don’t know if it’s just me but most of these facial expressions are easily read if you pay attention to people’s faces.
Like, if you regulary watch movies faxe tend to deal with clients, you’ll learn nothing from this because it’s a matter of simply paying attention to what’s in front of you.
Emotions are not that hard to understand if you’re empathic or if you’re at least interested in body language. Although, I really enjoyed this book but not the fact that Unmasknig had to read it on an ebook version I don’t know if it’s just me but most of these facial expressions are easily read if you pay attention to people’s faces. Although, I really enjoyed this book but not the fact that I had to read it on an ebook version, so, every time I had to go forward and back to unmaasking the pictures.
Oct 09, Mary Overton added it. For example, middle-class, urban, white, adult males in the United States follow the display rule of not showing fear in public. Their female counterparts in the pre-matron or pre-maternal role follow the display rule of not showing anger in public.
Originally, you may learn the display rule by being told what to do and not to do, or you may learn it by observation and imitation without ever being specifically instructed. Once learned, display rules operate as habits, much like driving a car. You don’t think about what you are doing unless you find you have made a mistake. People pause to consider what display rule to follow only if they are in strange circumstances display rules vary from culture to culture or if they can’t figure out what the situation is, what their role is, what is expected of them.
Sometimes display rules are more specific in prohibiting a particular facial expression only in a particular role or social situation. For example, at middle-class American weddings, the bride may publicly cry or look sad, as may her parents, but not the groom or his parents For example, at funerals the mourners should adjust their own expressions of grief in relation to the grief of others.
There seems to be a pecking order of legitimate claims to grief Their role in social life is the first, most widely shared reason people control their facial expressions. A personal display rule may also rkman quite general; histrionic persons customarily over-intensify all emotional expression A third reason for facial control is vocational requirement. Actors, obviously, must be skilled in managing their facial expressions.
So must good diplomats, trial attorneys, salesmen, politicians, doctors, nurses, and perhaps even teachers The embezzler must falsely show surprise when the theft unjasking discovered.
The husband must inhibit the smile of pleasure on encountering his lover, if in the presence of his wife. But all four reasons for controlling facial expression can involve false messages or the omission of messages.
It is just that society condemns lying more if it is done for personal gain Rather than calling the process lying, we might better call it message control, because the lie itself may convey a useful message.
Unmaskint 06, Whitney rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m obsessed with the Tim Roth show Lie to Me – this is by Pual Ekman, the facial expression researcher on whom the show is based. It’s dry, but fascinating! Jan 07, Zy Marquiez rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the current state of worldwide affairs, knowing how people feel is a vital skill.
Knowing when people are lying, even more so. While reading emotions might seem like a straight forward task, it is quite certainly not for most. Why is most of the populace unable to read lies when a select few can do so at will? What are micro expressions a curious mind might inquire? Micro expressions are very brief facial expressions lasting only a fraction of a second.
They occur when a person is either deliberately or unconsciously concealing a feeling. These emotions have ummasking signals: And it just so happens that individuals can be taught, or can learn by themselves how to spot these errant behaviors.
In plainspeak, in Lie To Me various methods of psychology were employed in order to ascertain whether or not people were being duplicitous.
This is vital because it just so happens that the above show was in large part based on the work of behavioral psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman is an incredible book that details part of the knowledge that was used within the TV show referenced above.
In his phenomenal and fascinating book, Dr. At its core Ekman gives individuals the facial schematics to enable people to read the emotions referenced above. Along with that, the author also covers many of the psychological reasons frieesen people carry out the actions that they do.
The author also notes why many people unmaasking mistakes in reading emotions at certain times. In cataloguing facial deceit, Ekman also narrows down facial expressions to four reasons: