Paul Ekman

Psychologist, Author

1934 –

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Who is Paul Ekman?

Dr. Paul Ekman is an American psychologist who is a pioneer in the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions, 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".

He was ranked 59th out of the 100 most cited psychologists of the twentieth century. Ekman conducted seminal research on the specific biological correlates of specific emotions, demonstrating the universality and discreteness of emotions in a Darwinian approach.

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Born
Feb 15, 1934
Washington, D.C.
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University
  • University of Chicago
  • Adelphi University
Employment
  • University of California, San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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