Apply it! Exercises

Facial Expressions of Blind Athletes
Jeanna Bryner
From an evolutionary standpoint, what would have been the adaptive advantages of facial expressions of happiness, anger, sadness, and pride?
In what ways does Tracy & Matsumoto’s research with Olympic athletes address the critiques of Ekman’s research discussed in the textbook?
Culture and Smiley Faces? :-) versus ^_^
The Situationist Staff
3. Use the concept of focal emotions to explain why American emoticons for happy faces illustrate broad smiles such as :-), while Japanese emoticons illustrate more modest smiles such as ^_^.
4. How would Jeanne Tsai’s research on ideal emotions and the concept of display rules explain the different emoticons used by each culture?

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