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Books: The Expressiveness of Perceptual Experience: Lindauer

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Subject: The Expressiveness of Perceptual Experience: Lindauer
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Title: The Expressiveness of Perceptual Experience Subtitle: Physiognomy reconsidered Series Title: Consciousness & Emotion Book Series 8 Published: 2013 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Martin S. Lindauer Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271112 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271112 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271112 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027241580 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027241580 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027241580 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00

A face strikes us immediately as sad, and so, too, do a mourner, a willow tree, a house on a prairie, and a group of onlookers. The spontaneous emergence of affective and other qualities of people, things, places, and events falls under the heading of physiognomy, a phenomenon discussed since at least Aristotle, and a key feature of evolutionary theory, psychology, and perception as well as professional practice (“profiling”) and popular talk. However, physiognomy is a controversial topic because of a suspect history, and is often renamed as non-verbal communication. The Expressiveness of Perceptual Experience: Physiognomy Reconsidered examines this venerable, attractive, and contentious topic within the unique perspective of research-oriented psychology. Included are the processes involved, primarily perceptual; origins, mainly evolutionary; and social-cultural factors as supplements. Discussed within a holistic-experiential (phenomenological)-aesthetic framework are physiognomy’s ties to the arts as well as emotions, synesthesia, learning, development, and personality. Empirical investigations are summarized, including the author’s.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science                             Philosophy of Language                             Pragmatics
Written In: English (eng)

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