The development of facial expressions of emotion in Indian culture [meeting abstract]
Agrawal, P., Bhaya Nair, R., Narasimhan, B., Chaudhary, N., & Keller, H.
The development of facial expressions of emotion in Indian culture [meeting abstract]. International Journal of Psychology, 43
The development of emotions in the offspring of any species, especially humans, is one of the most important and complex processes necessary to ensure their survival. Although other nonverbal expressions of emotion such as body movements provide valuable clues, facial expressions in human infants are arguably the most crucial component in tracking emotional responses. Tracing the developmental path of facial expressions is thus the aim of this longitudinal research study which explores mother-child interactions from infancy to pre-school in Indian culture via video-taped datasets recorded as part of multiple projects spanning Indian universities (IITD, JNU, DU), Osnabruck University and MPI-Netherlands.