The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals


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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is a book by Charles Darwin, published in 1872, concerning genetically determined aspects of behaviour. It was published thirteen years after On the Origin of Species and alongside his 1871 book The Descent of Man, it is Darwin's main consideration of human origins. In this book, Darwin seeks to trace the animal origins of human characteristics, such as the pursing of the lips in concentration and the tightening of the muscles around the eyes in anger and efforts of memory. Darwin sought out the opinions of some eminent British psychiatrists, notably James Crichton-Browne, in the preparation of the book which forms Darwin's main contribution to psychology. - Summary by Availle (11 hr 13 min)

Chapters

Introduction, Part 1 26:20 Read by Gaby
Introduction, Part 2 25:24 Read by Patrick McHaffie
Ch. I: General Principles of Expression, Part 1 23:22 Read by Bill Boerst
Ch. I: General Principles of Expression, Part 2 18:26 Read by Jack Albert
Ch. II: General Principles of Expression, continued 18:27 Read by kaseycarlson
Ch. III: General Principles of Expression, concluded 30:59 Read by Bill Boerst
Ch. IV: Means of Expression in Animals, Part 1 30:39 Read by Michele Fry
Ch. IV: Means of Expression in Animals, Part 2 25:14 Read by Michele Fry
Ch. V: Special Expressions of Animals, Part 1 25:32 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Ch. V: Special Expressions of Animals, Part 2 24:13 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Ch. VI: Special Expressions of Man - Suffering and Weeping, Part 1 34:21 Read by Jairus Amar
Ch. VI: Special Expressions of Man - Suffering and Weeping, Part 2 31:14 Read by Jairus Amar
Ch. VII: Low Spirits, Anxiety, Grief, Dejection, Despair, Part 1 22:01 Read by VfkaBT
Ch. VII: Low Spirits, Anxiety, Grief, Dejection, Despair, Part 2 20:30 Read by VfkaBT
Ch. VIII: Joy, High Spirits, Love, Tender Feelings, Devotion, Part 1 23:16 Read by Mike T.
Ch. VIII: Joy, High Spirits, Love, Tender Feelings, Devotion, Part 2 19:09 Read by Mike T.
Ch. IX: Reflection, Meditation, Ill-temper, Sulkiness, Determination 30:14 Read by Amy Gramour
Ch. X: Hatred and Anger 28:31 Read by Availle
Ch. XI: Disdain, Contempt, Disgust, Guilt, Pride etc. Helplessness, Patience, A… 19:56 Read by realisticspeakers
Ch. XI: Disdain, Contempt, Disgust, Guilt, Pride etc. Helplessness, Patience, A… 25:56 Read by realisticspeakers
Ch. XII: Surprise, Astonishment, Fear, Horror, Part 1 30:08 Read by Patrick McHaffie
Ch. XII: Surprise, Astonishment, Fear, Horror, Part 2 30:42 Read by Patrick McHaffie
Ch. XIII: Self-Attention, Shame, Shyness, Modesty: Blushing, Part 1 27:12 Read by Hannah Lin
Ch. XIII: Self-Attention, Shame, Shyness, Modesty: Blushing, Part 2 23:38 Read by Hannah Lin
Ch. XIII: Self-Attention, Shame, Shyness, Modesty: Blushing, Part 3 26:13 Read by Hannah Lin
Ch. XIV: Concluding Remarks and Summary, Part 1 15:05 Read by Mary J
Ch. XIV: Concluding Remarks and Summary, Part 2 16:21 Read by Mary J