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Surprise!

Surprise is the briefest of emotions, with a sudden onset that dissipates quickly as the stimulus that caused the surprise is understood. Once the event that caused the surprise has been evaluated, another emotion quickly follows, such as happiness (a … Continue reading

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Surprise longer than a second or two is fake

If someone’s surprise lasts longer than a second or two, they’re likely to be faking their surprise. Surprise is the briefest of emotions, with a sudden onset that dissipates quickly as the stimulus that caused the surprise is understood. Once … Continue reading

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Fear or Surprise?

Fear and surprise are notoriously challenging to apart at times. Here are a few tips for helping you identify the differences. Surprise raises the eyebrows and lifts the eyelids (FACS Codes 1+2+5). Often there is the opening of the mouth. Surprise will … Continue reading

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