Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Commentaries on emotion, facial expression, deception and compassion
Paul Ekman Ph.D.
Can understanding lead to prevention?
Lies can be detected from nonverbal behavior—but only some people can do it.
"Lie to Me," the hit Hollywood crime drama, was based on real deception detection.
Perseverance with the help of three mottos.
Genetics, sensible living, and luck have helped an accomplished scientist accomplish much of what he wanted in 83 years.
Is love an emotion?
So you have an anger problem. Did you know that there are benefits to experiencing and expressing anger? Here's how to use your anger for good.
In most of the time human beings have lived on Earth, it was in circumstances different from those we encounter now.
Why officials who break the rules think they can get away with it.
With the holidays upon us after one of the most controversial elections, here are some tips on how to engage in respectful disagreements.
Lifting the curtain to reveal the who, the why, and the how of scientific pursuits...
This election season has resulted in a myriad of extreme emotions for many. Dr. Ekman discusses what to do now.
Are there certain personality traits that help predict the success of a president? Do our current candidates embody these?
Do you use anger constructively? The Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman weigh in.
Did you know that a shoulder shrug may be an indication of lying? Certain subtle body movements may be more revealing than you think.
When it comes to lies, not all are created equal. At what point do we accept that some lies are beneficial, especially when it comes to our leaders?
We will all age and we all will die; we just don’t know when or how. Does that matter? How should we spend our remaining days?
A friendship with the Dalai Lama is no small matter, even when you're a world renowned psychologist.
Weighing in on the use of torture as an interrogation tactic for suspected terrorists.
To the world, he's referred to as "His Holiness the Dalai Lama".
Here's how to untangle the confusing array of emotions we feel in the aftermath of terrorist attacks.
Backed by funding from the Dalai Lama, read about our new Atlas of Emotions.
On facial recognition technology, using it to detect malicious intent, and problems that could arise.
Paul Ekman answers the popular question 'How do I become a facial expression expert?' in his new #AskEkman blog series.
What does Edward Snowden's recent NBC interview with Brian Williams say about the various claims about the state of privacy in the United States?
Paul Ekman writes on facial recognition technology, privacy concerns, and the urgent need to establish guidelines. Read more Dr. Ekman's blog, Face It!
Why do we care when we see the Nigerian schoolgirls who are the prisoners of Boko Haram?
On spotting poker bluffs, testing poker winners' ability to detect deception, and whether lie catching is needed or justifiable.
Paul Ekman, Ph.D., is the co-discoverer of micro expressions and was named by the APA as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century.