Chapter 1

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF EXPRESSION. The three chief principles stated–The first principle–Serviceable actions become habitual in association with certain states of the mind, and are performed whether or not of service in each particular case– The force of habit–Inheritance–Associated habitual movements in man–Reflex actions–Passage of habits into reflex actions– Associated habitual movements in the lower animals–Concluding remarks

Chapter 2

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF EXPRESSION– continued. The Principle of Antithesis–Instances in the dog and cat–Origin of the principle– Conventional signs–The principle of antithesis has not arisen from opposite actions being consciously performed under opposite impulses

Chapter 3

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF EXPRESSION–concluded. The principle of the direct action of the excited nervous system on the body, independently of the will and in part of habit–Change of colour in the hair– Trembling of the muscles–Modified secretions–Perspiration–Expression of extreme pain–Of rage, great joy, and terror–Contrast between the emotions which cause and do not cause expressive movements–Exciting and depressing states of the mind–Summary

Chapter 4

MEANS OF EXPRESSION. IN ANIMALS. The emission of sounds–Vocal sounds–Sounds otherwise produced–Erection of the dermal appendages, hairs, feathers, &c., under the emotions of anger and terror–The drawing back of the ears as a preparation for fighting, and as an expression of anger– Erection of the ears and raising the head, a sign of attention

Chapter 5

SPECIAL EXPRESSIONS OF ANIMALS. The Dog, various expressive movements of–Cats–Horses–Ruminants–Monkeys, their expression of joy and affection–Of pain–Anger Astonishment and Terror Pages

Chapter 6

SPECIAL EXPRESSIONS OF MAN: SUFFERING AND WEEPING. The screaming and weeping of infants–Form of features–Age at which weeping commences– he effects of habitual restraint on weeping–Sobbing–Cause of the contraction of the muscles round the eyes during screaming–Cause of the secretion of tears

Chapter 7

LOW SPIRITS, ANXIETY, GRIEF, DEJECTION, DESPAIR. General effect of grief on the system–Obliquity of the eyebrows under suffering–On the cause of the obliquity of the eyebrows–On the depression of the corners of the mouth

Chapter 8

JOY, HIGH SPIRITS, LOVE, TENDER FEELINGS, DEVOTION. Laughter primarily the expression of joy–Ludicrous ideas–Movements of the features during laughter–Nature of the sound produced–The secretion of tears during loud laughter–Gradation from loud laughter to gentle smiling–High spirits–The expression of love–Tender feelings–Devotion

Chapter 9

REFLECTION–MEDITATION–ILL–TEMPER–SULKINESS DETERMINATION. The act of frowning–Reflection with an effort or with the perception of something difficult or disagreeable–Abstracted meditation–Ill-temper–Moroseness–Obstinacy–Sulkiness and pouting–Decision or determination–The firm closure of the mouth

Chapter 10

HATRED AND ANGER. Hatred–Rage, effects of on the system–Uncovering of the teeth–Rage in the insane–Anger and indignation–As expressed by the various races of man–Sneering and defiance–The uncovering of the canine teeth on one side of the face

Chapter 11

DISDAIN–CONTEMPT–DISGUST–GUILT–PRIDE, ETC.–HELPLESSNESS– PATIENCE–AFFIRMATION AND NEGATION. Contempt, scorn and disdain, variously expressed–Derisive Smile–Gestures expressive of contempt–Disgust–Guilt, deceit, pride, etc.–Helplessness or impotence–Patience–Obstinacy–Shrugging the shoulders common to most of the races of man–Signs of affirmation and negation

Chapter 12

SURPRISE–ASTONISHMENT–FEAR–HORROR. Surprise, astonishment–Elevation of the eyebrows–Opening the mouth–Protrusion of the lips–Gestures accompanying surprise–Admiration Fear–Terror–Erection of the hair–Contraction of the platysma muscle–Dilatation of the pupils–horror–Conclusion

Chapter 13

SELF-ATTENTION–SHAME–SHYNESS–MODESTY: BLUSHING. Nature of a blush–Inheritance–The parts of the body most affected–Blushing in the various races of man–Accompanying gestures–Confusion of mind–Causes of blushing–Self-attention, the fundamental element–Shyness–Shame, from broken moral laws and conventional rules–Modesty–Theory of blushing–Recapitulation

Chapter 14

CONCLUDING REMARKS AND SUMMARY. The three leading principles which have determined the chief movements of expression–Their inheritance–On the part which the will and intention have played in the acquirement of various expressions–The instinctive recognition of expression–The bearing of our subject on the specific unity of the races of man–On the successive acquirement of various expressions by the progenitors of man–The importance of expression–Conclusion