Facial Expressions Don't Express Emotions

Facial Expressions Don't Express Emotions

Facial expressions are basically the first thing you learn, well, ever. A smile means happy, a frown means sad, et cetera, et cetera. Figuring out expressions is just a part of growing up. It must be because their meanings are coded into our brains, right? Well, no. They're totally not. In fact, facial expressions might not have anything to do with emotions at all. Say what?

Reuben Westmaas
Curiosity.com

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Do facial expressions indicate what a person is feeling?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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