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Who is Paul Ekman
Paul Ekman is an American psychologist who has been a pioneer in the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions.

Paul Ekman

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Paul Ekman

Paul Ekman was born on February 15, 1934 in Washington, D.C. He studied at the University of Chicago and at New York University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Adelphi University in 1958.

His key work is the study of human emotions and their expression through the expression of the human face. He continued the work of Silvan Tomkins, and despite the then prevailing belief of many anthropologists - headed by Margaret Mead - proved that the specific expression of human emotion in the face is not culturally conditioned and is universal for all human races and cultures. These findings he substantiated by investigations across many races and cultures around the world.

His key works include: FACS and defining of Six basic emotion

Fox Broadcasting Company filmed television series Lies to Me, which was loosely inspired by research and work of Paul Ekman.

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  • Silvan Tomkins
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Last update: 14.04.2016


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