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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was one of the first people known for researching emotion, believing emotions to be biological and universal. Paul Ekman’s studies of universal emotions with Wallace V. Friesen in Papua New Guinea verified that even cultures that have no contact … Continue reading

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How to Catch a Liar (Assuming We Want To)

Paul Ekman (Transcript below): There’s no question from public opinion polls that people care a lot about the honesty of the person they’re dealing with, whether that’s their doctor or their political leader.  And yet it’s more complex than that.  … Continue reading

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Paul Ekman, SPOT Behavioural Profiling vs Racial Profiling

Paul Ekman tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that using racial profiling is exactly the WRONG thing to do in the SPOT program, a program for behavioural screening based in large part on his own research. Click here to listen to the … Continue reading

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Botox may reduce depression?

Treating those frown lines could lift a depressed person’s mood If Eric Finzi is right, we should all take the expression “put on a happy face” more seriously. Finzi, a dermatologist in Chevy Chase, Md., believes that people with tense … Continue reading

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Paul Ekman’s “Trigger locks can save kids”

Dr. Paul Ekman’s Letter to the Editor in the San Francisco Chronicle; “Trigger locks can save kids” 15th January, 2013. “Marsha N. Cohen‘s suggestion in “Mandatory insurance?” (Jan. 11, Open Forum) mentioned in passing trigger-guard locks rendering a gun inoperative. Let … Continue reading

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Paul Ekman’s Anger Profile of President Obama Part 1

Dr Paul Ekman is interviewed by Newton Hightower, LCSW, Founder and Director of The Center for Anger Resolution, Inc.

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Trained Staff Effective at Identifying Risk

Evidence given to the United States House of Representatives in 2011 during a Congressional Testimony hearing for the “Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques” (SPOT) Program in relation to the efficacy of this training at airports showed that trained staff markedly … Continue reading

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Seven Universal Expressions

There are only seven expressions to choose from – these are what are referred to as the seven universal expressions. Charles Darwin was one of the first people known for researching emotion, believing emotions to be biological and universal. Paul … Continue reading

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Why Study Micro Expressions?

Why study micro expressions and the face? This is a great question, one that I’ve been asked a number of times. Of course, the face is only one of the five channels of communication; however it’s often the one that … Continue reading

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Why Learn About Facial Expressions and Emotions

From Paul Ekman’s Unmasking the Face: A Guide to Recognizing Emotions from Facial Expressions…[Learning about facial expressions and emotions is useful] for psychotherapists, ministers, physicians and nurses, trial lawyers, personnel managers, salesmen, teachers, actors.  The psychotherapist must know how people experience emotions. He … Continue reading

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