What is the purpose of the Atlas of Emotions?
To provide a novel look at our emotional life.
Who is/are the target audience(s) of the Atlas?
Anyone with more than a grammar school education who wants to better understand their own emotions.
How can one measure the effectiveness of the Atlas?
There are many measures from inexpensive to very costly of different aspects of emotions which could be used to evaluate how helpful the Atlas of Emotions is.
What is the history behind HHDL and PE on the collaboration on the Atlas of Emotions?
Paul Ekman has had the privilege of spending more than sixty hours in one on one conversations about emotion and compassion with the Dalai Lama over the last decade. Part of their discussions is reported in their book, EMOTIONAL AWARENESS. A few years ago in one of their meetings, the Dalai Lama said to Paul Ekman, “When we wanted to get to the new world, we needed a map to get there. Will you make a map of the emotions so we can get to a calm state of mind more readily?” When Ekman took on this task, the Dalai Lama Trust provided the funds to pay a cartography company Stamen. Paul enlisted the active participation of his daughter, Dr. Eve Ekman, in creating the Atlas.
Where can you find the Atlas of Emotions?
You can find it at www.atlasofemotions.com.
Does Dr. Ekman have a tool which can be used in support of the Atlas of Emotions?
Two emotional skills which will support and enlarge the use of Atlas of Emotions are currently available on the Paul Ekman website. The micro expression training tools sharpens recognition of how people are feeling and identifying concealed emotions as they are revealed in micro expressions. The PEG interactive training tool enhances awareness of how to best respond to another person’s emotions in three different contexts: family, work, and criminal justice.
Why is the Atlas of Emotions groundbreaking?
The Atlas provides a unique, novel, and illuminating way for examining our emotional life by use of the tools involved in creating maps.
Why did Dr. Ekman want to create the Atlas of Emotions?
Dr. Ekman was convinced by the Dalai Lama that the Atlas of Emotions could help people in their daily lives.
Why did the Dalai Lama fund the Atlas of Emotions?
While Paul Ekman’s retirement stipend allowed him to work on the Atlas of Emotions without compensation, Stamen had to be paid for their efforts as well as Dr. Eve Ekman.