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Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

ISBN-10: 0226136566

ISBN-13: 9780226136561

Edition: 1965

Authors: Charles Darwin, Konrad Lorenz

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Darwin's work of 1872 still provides the point of departure for research in the theory of emotion and expression. Although he lacked the modern research tool of cybernetics, his basic methods have not been improved upon: the study of infants, of the insane, of paintings and sculpture, of some of the commoner animals; the use of photographs of expression submitted to different judges; and the comparative study of expression among different peoples. This new edition will be warmly welcomed by those behavioral scientists who have recently shown an intense interest in the scientific study of expression. Lay readers, too, will be struck by the freshness and directness of this book, which includes, among other data, Darwin's delightfully objective analysis of his own baby's smiles and pouts.
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 1965
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1965
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Charles Darwin died in 1882.

Konrad Lorenz was an Austrian zoologist whose specialty, the biological origins of social behavior, is of major interest to psychologists. Lorenz pioneered in the direct study of animal behavior and was the founder of modern ethology (the study of animals in their natural surroundings). He received the Nobel Prize for physiology in 1973 for his research on instinctive behavior patterns and on imprinting---the process through which an animal very early in life acquires a social bond, usually with its parents, that enables it to become attached to other members of its own species. His major book, "On Aggression" (1963), was attacked by many anthropologists, psychologists, and sociologists, who maintained that Lorenz's claim that aggression is inborn means that it cannot be controlled. His supporters countered that Lorenz never stated that inborn traits could not be changed. Lorenz's work continues to play a key role in this contemporary version of the nature-nurture debate.

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Figures
Plates
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Third Edition
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
Introduction to the First Edition
General Principles of Expression
General Principles of Expression - continued
General Principles of Expression - concluded
Means of Expression in Animals
Special Expressions of Animals
Special Expressions of Man: Suffering and Weeping
Low Spirits, Anxiety, Grief, Dejection, Despair
Joy, High Spirits, Love, Tender Feelings, Devotion
Reflection - Meditation - III-temper - Sulkiness - Determination
Hatred and Anger
Disdain - Contempt - Disgust - Guilt - Pride, Etc. - Helplessness - Patience - Affirmation and Negation
Surprise - Astonishment - Fear - Horror
Self-attention - Shame - Shyness - Modesty: Blushing
Concluding Remarks and Summary
Afterword
Charles Darwin's Obituary
Changes to the Text
Photography and The Expression of the Emotions
A Note on the Orientation of the Plates
Concordance of Illustrations
List of Head Words from the Index to the First Edition
Notes
Notes to the Commentaries
Index