On Tue, 25 May 1999, Oliver Bloch wrote:

> I have a student in AP Psychology doing a research paper on the 
> interplay between emotions and acting, generally whether an actor 
> who is portraying an emotional experience undergoes a  
> psychological and/or physiological experience  equivalent to that of 
> someone actually experiencing the emotion, and whether the 
> degree to which the two experiences are equivalent might be 
> dependent on the actor's method (e.g. the Stanislavsky Method 
> teaches actors to recall an actual emotional experience in order to 
> portray it).  This all started with class discussions on various 
> theories of emotion:  Cannon-Bard, James Lange, etc.   
> I am hoping there might be some research available in the areas of 
> emotion and memory which might pertain, but I am frankly a little 
> out of my depth. 

This sounds like a job for facial feedback man, who holds that your
facial expressions determine your emotions. Most recent textbooks on
motivation cover the issue. I also have the following starter

Levenson, R. et al (1990). Voluntary facial action generates
  emotion-specific autonomic nervous system activity. 
  Psychophysiology, 27, 363--

Adelmann, P., & Zajonc, R. (1989). Facial efference and the
  experience of emotion. Annual Review of Psychology, 40, 249-

Zajonc, R., et al (1989). Feeling and facial efference: implications
  of the vascular theory of emotion. Psychological Review, 96, 395-


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