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Group Dynamics and Emotional Expression


Part of Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction

Pierre Philippot, Ursula Hess, Jennifer Richeson, John F. Dovidio, J. Nicole Shelton, Michelle Hebl, Reginald B. Adams, Jr, Robert E. Kleck, Hillary Anger Elfenbein, Yanélia Yabar, Patrick Bourgeois, Leah R. Warner, Stephanie A. Shields, Kristi Lewis Tyran, David Matsumoto
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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521179393

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  • The study of emotional expressions has a long tradition in psychology. Although research in this domain has extensively studied the social context factors that influence the expresser's facial display, the perceiver was considered passive. This 2007 book focuses on more recent developments that show that the perceiver is also subject to the same social rules and norms that guide the expresser's behavior and that knowledge of relevant emotion norms can influence how emotional expressions shown by members of different groups are perceived and interpreted. Factors such as ethnic-group membership, gender and relative status all influence not only emotional expressions but also the interpretation of emotional expressions shown by members of different groups. Specifically, the research presented asks the question of whether and why the same expressions shown by men or women, members of different ethnic groups, or individuals high and low in status are interpreted differently.

    • The first book to consider how social factors constrain the decoding of non-verbal behavior
    • A variety of social factors are considered such as intergroup factors, gender factors and intercultural factors
    • Focuses on recent development and research
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    'The book covers 35 years of research quite well … This collection will be of interest to social psychologists and their students, as well as to those just interested in better understanding the emotions shown by others.' Richard Evenson, PsycCritiques

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521179393
    • length: 210 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Pierre Philippot and Ursula Hess
    1. Implications of ingroup-outgroup membership for interpersonal perceptions: faces and emotion Jennifer Richeson, John F. Dovidio, J. Nicole Shelton and Michelle Hebl
    2. When two do the same, it might not mean the same: the perception of emotional expressions shown by men and women Ursula Hess, Reginald B. Adams, Jr and Robert E. Kleck
    3. It takes one to know one better: controversy about the cultural ingroup advantage in communicating emotion as a theoretical rather than methodological issue Hillary Anger Elfenbein
    4. Beauty is in the eyes of the perceiver: the impact of affective stereotyping on the perception of outgroup members' facial expressions Pierre Philippot, Yanélia Yabar and Patrick Bourgeois
    5. The perception of crying in women and men: angry tears, sad tears, and the 'right way' to cry Leah R. Warner and Stephanie A. Shields
    6. Tell me a story: emotional responses to emotional expression during leader 'storytelling' Kristi Lewis Tyran
    7. Apples and oranges: methodological requirements for testing a possible ingroup advantage in emotion judgments from facial expressions David Matsumoto
    8. Others' faces' tales: an integration Ursula Hess and Pierre Philippot.

  • Editors

    Ursula Hess, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Ursula Hess is Professor of Psychology at the Humboldt University, Berlin. She received her PhD in psychology from Dartmouth College and is a Fellow at the Association for Psychological Science. Her current research is in the area of emotion psychology - in particular, the communication of affect with an emphasis on two main lines of research: psychophysiological measures and the role of social influences in the encoding and decoding of emotional expressions.

    Pierre Philippot, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    Pierre Philippot is Professor of Psychology at the University of Louvain in Belgium. He is also a Master of Research at the Belgium National Science Foundation. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of Louvain. He has published many books and written many articles for international, peer-reviewed scientific journals.


    Pierre Philippot, Ursula Hess, Jennifer Richeson, John F. Dovidio, J. Nicole Shelton, Michelle Hebl, Reginald B. Adams, Jr, Robert E. Kleck, Hillary Anger Elfenbein, Yanélia Yabar, Patrick Bourgeois, Leah R. Warner, Stephanie A. Shields, Kristi Lewis Tyran, David Matsumoto

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