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I—Rowland Stout: Seeing the Anger in Someone's Face

Rowland Stout
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8349.2010.00184.x 29-43 First published online: 1 June 2010

Abstract

Starting from the assumption that one can literally perceive someone's anger in their face, I argue that this would not be possible if what is perceived is a static facial signature of their anger. There is a product–process distinction in talk of facial expression, and I argue that one can see anger in someone's facial expression only if this is understood to be a process rather than a product.

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