Functions of sadness


Sadness/agony:    Cause  – some kind of loss.

Sadness and agony in facial and vocal expressions call for help from others. The caring of friends and family members is healing.

 Sadness and agony expressions enrich one’s experience of what the loss has meant.

 Sadness allows person to rebuild energy and conserve energy. People tend to put fewer demands on someone who is expressing sadness.

 

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