Do Face Masks Really Conceal Emotions?

Fake smiles, Real smiles

Photo by Laura Dewilde on Unsplash

Everyone knows how to fake a smile. We learn when to show and hide our genuine emotions from early face-to-face exchanges. Parents instinctively want to shield their children from negative social experiences. So they reward emotional displays that will encourage and facilitate acceptance from others. Children learn to behave in specific ways to receive…



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