The facial feedback hypothesis (FFH) is the idea that, in addition to being affected byemotion, facial expressions actually affect emotion (Hess & Thibault, ).Author: Emily Drake. The facial feedback hypothesis (skeletal muscle feedback from facial expressions plays a causal role in regulating emotional experience and behavior) is an important part of several contemporary theories Cited by:
Apr 13, · Definition of The Facial Feedback Hypothesis The facial feedback hypothesis states that our facial expressions affect our emotions. If the facial-feedback hypothesis is correct, then not only do we smile when we feel happy, but smiling can make us Author: Julia Thomas. A second origin of the facial-feedback hypothesis is William James’s theory of emotion, which states that the bodily changes follow the perception of an exciting fact and that the feeling of .
University of Connecticut The facial feedback hypothesis, that skeletal muscle feedback from facial expres- sions plays a causal role in regulating emotional experience and behavior, is an important part of several comtemporary theories of emotion. Motivation and Emotion This review evaluates four facial feedback hypotheses, each proposing a certain relation between the face and emotions. It addresses criticisms of the data, considers implications for emotional and social processes, and advises directions for future research.