Role of Emotions | Parents' Interpretations of Infants' Emotions | Infants' Ability to Perceive Others' Emotions
Infants at birth are capable of generating several distinct emotions
in response to sensory stimuli. Their primary emotions are joy,
fear, anger, sadness, disgust, and surprise. These emotions are
characterized both by their early appearance and by their attendant
prototypic and universal facial expressions (M. Lewis and Brooks-Gunn 1979).