Thursday, September 18, 2014

Conversations on Compassion with Paul Ekman, Ph.D.

Here is another video talk from Stanford's CCARE (Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education). This one features Dr. Paul Ekman, a psychologist who pioneered the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions. He has created an 'atlas of emotions' with more than ten thousand facial expressions, and has gained a reputation as "the best human lie detector in the world" (according to Wikipedia).

Dr. Ekman is the author of many books, including Unmasking the Face: A Guide to Recognizing Emotions From Facial Expressions (2003), Emotions Revealed, Second Edition: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life (2007), Emotional Awareness: Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion (2009, with the Dalai Lama), and Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage (2009).

Conversations on Compassion with Paul Ekman, Ph.D.

Published on Sep 2, 2014

Paul Ekman, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at UCSF, is the researcher and author best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior, encompassing facial expressions and gestures. In addition to his own distinguished academic career, Ekman has authored more than 100 published articles and holds several honorary doctoral degrees. A pre-eminent psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions with Friesen, Haggard and Isaacs, Ekman was named by the American Psychological Association as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, and TIME Magazine (2009) hailed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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