Which option best represents our current knowledge about basic facial expressions?
First, we can eliminate option (E) because it suggests that facial expressions are learned through imitation by parents, which is not supported by current understanding.
Next, we can eliminate option (A) because it states that facial expressions are universally recognized and displayed by all cultures, which is not entirely accurate. While there are some facial expressions that are universally recognized, there are also cultural differences in how facial expressions are displayed and interpreted.
Option (B) states that anger is easily interpreted as a facial expression by most cultures and displayed by all in similar situations. While anger may be a commonly recognized facial expression, it is not necessarily displayed by all individuals in the same way in all cultures.
Option © states that facial expressions are universally recognized but highly variable in how they are displayed. This is a more accurate reflection of our current understanding. While there are some universal facial expressions, there can be variations in how they are displayed across cultures.
Option (D) states that cultures vary in their interpretation and display of the six most common facial expressions. This is also an accurate reflection of our current understanding. Different cultures may interpret and display facial expressions differently.
Therefore, the most accurate reflection of our current understanding of basic facial expressions is option (D) - Cultures vary in their interpretation and display of the six most common facial expressions.