Saturday, May 17, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2820: Yusuf Yerkel, Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Assault - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

On 13 May 2014 an explosion and subsequent secondary fire occurred in a coal mine near Soma, Manisa, Turkey. The fire lasted for two days. At the time of this writing at least 298 people have died and at least 80 have been injured. There are as many as 18 people still trapped inside and a rescue effort is ongoing.

Following this deadly disaster protests ensued. In this image, one of the protesters - who lost a relative in the mining accident, is being restrained by the parliamentary police - while being assaulted by Yusuf Yerkel, an aide to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

One of the most valuable and true observations describing human behavioral psychology states, "Rationalization is THE great human sport." (S.King)

It is much easier (and almost necessary) in order to hurt another person (physically or otherwise) once a person has negative emotions directed towards them. And although they are of lower resolution - we can see in these images the primary expression of disgust on Yerkel's face. His secondary (minor) emotion is anger.

Yerkel "needed" to feel disgust in order to kick and assault this protestor

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2640: Disgust at Denver area School Shooting - Body Language Tells

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2786: Jewish Community Center Shooter - Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr - A Very Common Body Language Display of "Hate Crimes", Mass Shootings and Terrorism

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2811: Jason and David Benham are Dropped from HGTV - Body Language of Subtle Contempt, Anger & Disgust 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2274:  The Eyes & Mouth of Fear -  Body Language of Ahmed Dogan during  Attempted Assassination

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2425:  Istanbul, Turkey Protests & Police Crack Down  Reporter Gets Too Close to Tear Gas -  Body Language Signal of Sincere Physical Pain

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2819: Erik Spoelstra, Loose Forward Lip Purse and Clandestine Disagreement