Angry wicked man

This one was labelled ‘angry wicked man’ in a book by the physiognomist Johann Caspar Lavater in the eighteenth century. Modern scientific texts don’t tend to include moral labels like ‘wicked’ in their descriptions of facial expressions. A “physiognomist” was someone who tried to judge people’s character from their faces. You can read more about the history of angry feelings on the Emotions Lab “anger” page, or listen to a podcast episode about the science and expression of anger today.

Angry wicked man

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