Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life

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Henry Holt and Company, Mar 1, 2004 - Psychology - 274 pages
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“Beautifully interweaves research with anecdotes, recommendations, and the behind-the-scenes flubs, accidental discoveries and debates . . . that are the essence of scientific inquiry.” —Scientific American

A renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Paul Ekman led a revolution in our scientific understanding of emotions. In Emotions Revealed, he assembles his research and theories to provide a comprehensive look at the evolutionary roots of human emotions, including anger, sadness, fear, disgust, and happiness.

Drawing on decades of fieldwork, Ekman shows that emotions are deeply embedded in the human species. In the process, he answers such questions as: What triggers emotions and can we stop them? How does our body signal to others whether we are slightly sad or anguished, peeved or enraged? Can we learn to distinguish between a polite smile and the genuine thing? Can we ever truly control our emotions? Unique exercises and photographs help readers identify emotions in themselves and others.

Emotions Revealed is a practical, mind-opening, and potentially life-changing exploration of science and self.
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Review: Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book as it combined research with the real life. Ekman explores decades of his own research and his colleagues in this field of nonverbal communication and gives us all tips to help us better manage our relationships. This is a very empathic book, and strongly recommend it! Read full review

Review: Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life

User Review  - Aaron Novak - Goodreads

Great read for Actors and anyone interested in human relationships. Ekman discusses 7 universal emotional facial expressions that exist across cultures - Happiness, Sadness, Surprise, Fear, Anger ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Paul Ekman is the world's foremost expert on facial expressions and the professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. He has served as an adviser to police departments, antiterrorism groups, and animation studios, and Ekman's research inspired Lie to Me, the FOX TV series . The author of fifteen books, he lives in northern California.

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