Questions tagged [emotional-expression]

For questions about behavior that communicates an emotional state or attitude. It can be verbal or non-verbal, and can occur with or without self-awareness.

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What is it called when manipulating the body, such as with a smile, triggers emotion?

Normally we smile as a consequence of being happy, but psychologists have, over the years investigated the idea that smiling itself can cause happiness. So, we have the concept of a physical act ...
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Is it possible to not recognize an emotion as unpleasant when it is unpleasant?

This question is indirectly related to [another question in SE][1]: "Is "Emotional Pain Addiction" real?". Question: Is it possible to not recognize an emotion as unpleasant when ...
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Is there such a thing as "emotional impedance"?

More specifically, what I would call emotional reactance. What this is would be the emotional equivalent of electrical reactance(which is the opposition to changes in voltage and current flow). So a ...
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Term for someone that makes themselves sad to pass it onto others?

Is there a term for somebody that will purposely make themselves feel sad, and perhaps other negative feelings, with the intention of making another person feel them too? This would be a way of ...
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Is there a concept explaining internalizing others' trauma?

I have interrelated questions about trauma and personality factors, and how the latter can possibly contribute to the former. Second Hand Trauma? Is there any concept in publications that I can ...
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What Action Units (AU) from the FACS can be combined together independetly of each other?

There exist many "impossible" combinations of AUs, let's say 45+46 for example or 18+27 etc. i.e. combinations of AU that can not possibly be expressed because they "occupy" the ...
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Disorders altering body language?

Are there neurological or psychological disorders that do not affect emotions per se, but affect how they are expressed physically by the body? For example, normally positive emotions are associated ...
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