FACIAL ACTION CODING SYSTEM (FACS)

involves classifying (FACS is a coding system) facial expressions using the movements of particular facial muscles, examples including the orbicularis oculi and the zygomaticus major. First proposed by Paul Ekman and Wallace. Friesen.

FACIAL ACTION CODING SYSTEM (FACS): "One of the many classification systems is the FACS or facial action coding system which looks at facial expressions with respect to facial muscles."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FACIAL ACTION CODING SYSTEM (FACS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/facial-action-coding-system-facs/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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