A dynamic systems approach to infant facial action

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Fogel, Alan Dale
Other Author Messinger, Daniel S.; Dickson, K. Laurie
Title A dynamic systems approach to infant facial action
Date 1997
Description What does it mean when a baby smiles? Is it an expression of enjoyment, a signal to a partner that rewards effective caretaking, or simply a muscular contraction? Do physically different types of smiles indicate different things? Should the social context in which an infant smiles inform our understanding of the smile? To address these questions, we apply insights and ideas from a dynamic systems perspective to anatomical, social interactive, and neurophysiological data on the development of infant facial action (Fogel, 1993; Fogel & Thelen, 1987; Thelen, 1995; Thelen & Smith, 1994).
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
First Page 205
Last Page 226
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Messinger, D. S. Fogel, A. D., & Dickson, L. K. (1997). Dynamic systems approach to infant facial action in J. Russell (Ed.). The psychology of facial expression, 205-226.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6dz0sgp
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