Types of Pride and Their Expression

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6800)


The paper analyzes pride, its nature, expression and functions, as a social emotion connected to the areas of image and self-image and to power relations. Three types of pride, dignity, superiority and arrogance, are distinguished, their mental ingredients are singled out, and two experimental studies are presented showing that they are conveyed by different combinations of smile, eyebrow and eyelid positions, and head posture.


pride social emotion social signal facial expression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Education SciencesRoma Tre UniversityItaly

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