Emotions, Attitudes and Personality: Psychophysiological Correlates

  • Michela Balconi


There is a long tradition in emotion psychology of examining facial expressions as a visible indicator of unobservable emotional processes. On the one hand, cognitive research into facial expression has pointed out the cognitive role of processes underlying facial decoding and their specificity compared to other cognitive mechanisms. On the other hand, theoretical paradigms of the analysis of emotions have underlined the early emergence of this cognitive skill during ontogenesis, as well as the social significance of this acquisition.


Facial Expression Emotional Expression Emotional Face Left Visual Field Emotional Facial Expression 
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  • Michela Balconi
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCatholic University of MilanMilanItaly

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