Can we choose whether to become emotionally engaged, and how we act when we are? Ekman explains why these choices are difficult and how to identify and respond to the emotions shown by others.
The Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman share their thinking about how to avoid destructive emotional episodes and maximize constructive emotional experience by cultivating awareness of our impulses and feelings of the moment.
Telling Lies describes why and when people lie, and highlights the clues to be found in the face, body, voice and speech that can help us evaluate truthfulness.
Emotion in the Human Face: Guidelines for Research and Integration of Findings (2013)
Darwin and Facial Expressions: A Century of Research In Review (2006)
What the Face Reveals: Basic and Applied Studies of Spontaneous Expression Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) (2005)
Unmasking The Face: A Guide to Recognizing Emotions From Facial Expressions (2003)
The Nature of Emotion: Fundamental Questions (1994)
Why Kids Lie: How Parents Can Encourage Truthfulness (1991)
Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research: Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction (1982)
The Face of Man: Expressions of Universal Emotions in a New Guinea Village (1980)
The Facial Action Coding System (FACS): CD-based Facial Expression Manual
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