Facial Feedback Hypothesis

By Renée Grinnell

The idea that one’s facial expressions can have an effect on emotional experience.

Example: A woman attending a stuffy party forces herself to smile, and finds she feels happier as a result.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 3 Jan 2009


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