Micro and Subtle Expression Training
We are the industry leader in micro and subtle expression training tools. Our Ekman-designed and -endorsed trainings, built on 40 years’ published research, improve your ability to ‘read’ others.
Micro Expressions Training 1
Purchase both Micro Expressions ($79) and Subtle Expressions ($59) together for only $99. Save $39! Buy now to receive immediate access online for one year. Tablet compatible.
In Micro Expressions (Formerly, Ekman Micro Expressions Training Tool (METT) 4.0), Dr. Paul Ekman teaches you to detect micro expressions. By spotting micro expressions, you can better understand the concealed emotions of those around you. Buy now to receive immediate access online for one year. Tablet compatible.
In Subtle Expressions (Formerly, Ekman Subtle Expressions Training Tool (SETT) 4.0), Dr. Paul Ekman trains you to see mini expressions that appear in just one region of the face. Understanding these subtle expressions can reveal unspoken and deep emotions. Buy now to receive immediate access online for one year. Tablet compatible.
Ekman FACE Suite
The Ekman FACE Suite includes eMETT 3.0, eSETT 3.0, eMETT Profile and eMETT Plus. We highly recommend this package for people interested in achieving the highest accuracy possible in spotting micro and subtle expressions of emotion for both frontal and profile views of the face.
Instant access online after purchase, one year license.
Micro Expressions Advanced Training
In Micro Expressions Advanced Training (Formerly, Ekman Micro Expressions Training Tool Plus), Dr. Paul Ekman provides additional training in accurate detection of micro expressions. Contains three extended practice sections and tests. Buy now to receive immediate access online for one year.
Micro Expressions Profile Training
In Micro Expressions Profile Training (Formerly, Ekman Micro Expressions Training Tool Profile), Dr. Paul Ekman teaches how to recognize micro expressions when viewing a profile of the person of interest. This training is useful for surveillance or in conferences with more than one person. Buy now to receive immediate access online for one year.
Responding Effectively to Emotional Expressions
Our new emotional skills training tool – Responding Effectively to Emotional Expressions (RE³) – focuses on a central core of emotional intelligence. Our first suite of training tools – which included METT and SETT – opened your eyes to recognizing concealed emotions and learning how to spot when an emotion is just emerging. Once you know how someone is feeling, RE³ is the next step.
Now you can learn how to best initially respond to a person’s emotions during difficult exchanges. To our knowledge, no one has ever provided online training to acquire this vital skill.
Micro Expressions Applied Training
Purchase Family ($69), Work ($69), and Law Enforcement ($69) together for only $119. Save $88! Buy now to receive immediate access online for one year.
Family (Formerly, Responding Effectively to Emotion Expressions (RE³) Family) helps parents engage in responsive communication with their children. Dr. Paul Ekman provides feedback on how to best respond. Buy now to receive immediate access online for one year.
Work (Formerly, Responding Effectively to Emotional Expressions (RE³) Work) helps supervisors communicate clearly with employees, while managing emotional responses. Dr. Paul Ekman provides feedback on how to best respond in stressful situations. Buy now to receive immediate access online for one year.
Law Enforcement (Formerly, Responding Effectively to Emotional Expressions (RE³) Criminal Justice) depicts an interrogator interviewing a suspect. Dr. Paul Ekman provides useful instruction for interrogators. Buy now to receive immediate access online for one year.
The following image sets provide a selection of the most popular images used in Paul Ekman’s original research. Each set of photographs highlights facial features which express a specific emotion; these images are still used in academic studies today.
The copyright for these images belongs exclusively to Paul Ekman. Photographs are priced and licensed accordingly. Purchase of these image sets entitles users to include them in noncommercial (academic research) publications or for personal use. You may not distribute the photos to third parties. If you require information on commercial licensing rights, please contact us before publication.
All image sets are purchased as a downloadable zipped file at available resolutions. Please see details about image size, file format and other normative data.
Pictures of Facial Affect (POFA)
The POFA collection consists of 110 photographs of facial expressions that have been widely used in cross-cultural studies, and more recently, in neuropsychological research. All images are black and white. A brochure providing norms is included with the collection.
Emotions Revealed Photo Set
This collection contains fifteen black and white photographs from Paul Ekman's book 'Emotions Revealed.' This set includes one neutral expression and two each of the seven different emotions.
Duchenne/Non-Duchenne Smile Photos
These photographs demonstrate the difference between the true enjoyment smile, and the social smile. This collection consists of two black and white photographs and two color photographs.
Unmasking the Face Photo Set
This collection of seven black and white photographs from Paul Ekman’s book ‘Unmasking the Face’ illustrate each of the seven universal emotions – anger, fear, disgust, contempt, surprise, sadness, and happiness.
New Guinea Man Photo Set 1
This collection was first used in the 1971 Nebraska Symposium on Motivation where Paul Ekman presented on Universal and Cultural Differences in Facial Expressions of Emotion. The collection includes four black and white photographs in which members of a Stone Age tribe from New Guinea were asked to pose emotions.
New Guinea Man Photo Set 2
This collection of four black and white photographs show members of a Stone Age tribe from New Guinea posing expressions of happiness, anger, disgust and sadness. These images were first used by Paul Ekman in the Afterword which appeared in his edited edition of ‘Darwin’s Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals.’ These photos are often used to illustrate the universality of emotional expression.