Marianne LaFrance, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University, on "Smile Dialects and Accents"


Professor LaFrance will talk about the different meanings of the human smile. Smiles are universal yet there are subtle but important differences in how they appear, when they are used, and what people take them to mean as people move both within and across groups and borders.

Professor Marianne LaFrance is Professor of Psychology and Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her field is social psychology and her primary research interests center on the psychology of gender and the role of nonverbal communication. Her overall aim is to understand how nonverbal cues in the form of facial expressions, gestures, postures, and vocal intonations create, reflect, undo, and repair social relationships. Her most recent book, published in 2013, is Why Smile: The Science Behind Facial Expressions.

Tue Mar 22, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:50 PM SGT
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