Monday, February 24, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2734: Marcus Smart Assaults Texas Tech Fan - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

During a recent basketball game against Texas Tech, Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State Cowboys Guard) pushed a fan.

Less than a second into the above video, the male fan can be seen displaying a classic expression of disgust directed at Mr. Smart. 

Of particular note here is the tightening of his mid-face and the flaring of his nostrils

Approximately 1 second later, after Marcus Smart commits assault on a fan, the adjacent woman gives a great example of a surprise expression.

During significant episodes of sincere surprise, the forehead is strongly contracted and elevated along its entire width, the eyelids are very widely opened - and the mouth is opened extremely widely in an oval - the long axis of which is vertically oriented. A very important component to this expression is that the upper or lower teeth are rarely exposed - as they are covered by tightly-stretched lips.

See also:

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1171:  Not So Fast Swift ....  Taylor's False Surprise

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2733: A Neuroscientist who's a Psychopath - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2728: Mikaela Shiffrin wins Gold at Sochi - Sincere Surprise Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2443:  Kristen Wiig's Disgust & Fear Face -  Graham Norton, Chris O'Dowd and Fly Eating