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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Psychology of emotions

BEFORE

1960s The study of isolated tribal communities by American anthropologist Margaret Mead suggests that facial expressions are culture-specific.

1960s American psychologist Silvan Tomkins (Ekman’s mentor) proposes his Affect Theory of Emotions, distinct from the basic Freudian drives of sex, fear, and the will to live.

1970s Gordon H. Bower uncovers and defines the links between emotional states and memory.

AFTER

2000s The findings of Ekman’s work on facial expressions and deception are incorporated into security procedures used by public transport systems.

Emotions, and more especially emotional disorders, ...

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