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Introducing the Atlas of Emotions

Paul Ekman | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Paul Ekman

I am pleased to announce the launch of our newest project, the Atlas of Emotions: www.atlasofemotions.com. The Atlas was featured on Saturday in the N...

Headlines, the TSA, the Scientist and Me

Paula Gordon | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Contrary to the scare headlines, the TSA's SPOT method is working and there's data* to support that conclusion. Whence the headlines? The tests of TSA's effectiveness were themselves ineffective. Dr. Ekman elaborated.

Spotting Poker Bluffs

Paul Ekman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

Two winners of the International Poker Tournament, in different years, sought my advice on calling bluffs, knowing that I am an expert in spotting liars. I told them I had not played poker since junior high and had never watched poker being played. They thought that didn't matter. It turned out they were wrong.

Darwin's Claim of Universals in Facial Expression Not Challenged

Paul Ekman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

Lisa Feldman Barrett's Feb. 28 New York Times op-ed seeks to undermine the science showing universality in the interpretation of facial expressions. We feel compelled to respond so that the public is not misled and is apprised of the broader, Darwin-inspired science of emotional expression that many scientists are working on.