This study looked at how infants’ emotions are expressed in such ways as joy, sadness, anger, and
fear by evaluating various one-year old infants in their natural daycare center environment. In this
study, qualitative research was carried out by participant observations, followed by the writing of
journals. The study consisted of ten infants of one year old infants class.
First, the study revealed that the emotional expressions of joy of one year old infants class are
that of laughing, repeating of behavior, drawing the attention of teachers and friends, and
concentrating. Second, the emotional expressions for sadness included crying with a loud voice,
making a wry mouth with red eyes and down lips, slowing down and stopping their action, moving
their location, and plumping down on the ground. Third, the emotional expressions for anger
included crying with yelling, acting with aggressive behavior, and acting to downgrade. Fourth, the
emotional expressions of fear were those of crying while looking around but not moving, taking
individual action to stability, calling their teachers with urgent voices, and clinging to adults.