Since the certification exam was a greater time commitment than expected I will continue working with Dr. Schug this fall semester to re-code videos from past subjects as well as coding new videos for newly developed projects. After completing CITI Human Subjects training as well as microexpression reading training using the Microexpression Training Tool, also released by the Ekman group, I will submit an IRB proposal to analyze the effect of daily technology use on people’s ability to read microexpressions themselves as a follow-up project to my summer research with the Facial Action Coding System. Although I am actively pursuing a career in medicine rather than psychology research, I believe my knowledge and skills concerning facial coding will benefit me in a clinical setting with being able to detect emotional nuances in face to face interactions with patients. I highly recommend that any psychology majors interested in learning more about FACS and microexpressions in general to contact Professor Schug to join her lab group that discusses FACS and how to code facial muscle movements.
Microexpressions and More
August 27, 2015 by