Whether we hope to spot concealed emotions or seek compassionate connection, our ability to see and respond to others’ often unspoken feelings is central. This ability can be trained. We provide the tools.
About Paul Ekman
Ekman’s research and publications span decades, revealing key insights about human emotion and communication. A pre-eminent psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions, he is the scientist and author best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior, encompassing facial expressions and gestures.
What are Micro expressions?
Micro expressions are very brief facial expressions, lasting a mere fraction of a second. They occur when a person either deliberately or unconsciously conceals a feeling; the true feeling appears on the face in a flash, and if you are highly perceptive, or trained, you will likely recognize one of the seven universal emotions.
Responding Effectively to Emotional Expressions (RE³) is Dr. Ekman’s newest and most innovative training tool. RE³ teaches people how to better respond to recognized emotions, especially in stressful situations. Interactions with children, employees, and criminal suspects serve as teaching examples.
Facial Action Coding System
Learn how to best respond to another person's emotions.
Useful to law enforcement and national security, therapists, health professionals, salespeople and negotiators, our training can be applied in a wide variety of workplace and family settings.
For individuals and organizations
Paul Ekman International (PEI), with its head office in Manchester, UK, provides ‘Ekman-approved’ workshops for individuals and organizations.
Tools for success
We provide a comprehensive library of resources on emotion and micro expressions: books, videos, photographs, PDFs, training and more!
Micro Expression Training
Discover what the Dalai Lama has to say about emotions as Ekman and His Holiness explore what might help us develop a more compassionate stance in the world. Watch ‘webisodes’ of their discussion and read Ekman’s new ebook Moving Towards Global Compassion.
The Science Behind 'Lie To Me'
The popular TV series ‘Lie To Me’, based on Ekman’s work, brought international exposure to his thinking about why people lie, and how and when it is possible to spot lies. Read Ekman’s critique of each show – The Truth About ‘Lie to Me’ – where he separates science from fiction.
Dr. Paul Ekman's Blog
Follow Paul Ekman’s blog as he shares what’s on his mind. We’ll also feature guest bloggers and answer questions from you, our readers!
The Science of Lie to Me
An in-depth look at the 7 universal expressions of emotion with Paul Ekman and the 'Lie to Me' cast.
Types of Happiness
Ekman, in conversation with the Dalai Lama, proposes 11 unique types of happiness.
3 Ways to Catch a Liar
Do you really want to catch a liar? It's more complex than you might think!
Genes or Reincarnation?
Paul Ekman subjects The Dalai Lama's idea of "past lives" to the scientific method.