About Dr Ekman’s Research
Dr. Paul Ekman has had a distinguished career in Psychology research, and has contributed greatly to the field. Foremost, he demonstrated the universality of emotion with his research amongst the Fore People of New Guinea. He developed the Facial Action Coding System, and is a co-discoverer of the micro expression – contributions which have benefited a broad range of fields from animation to counter-terrorism. Dr. Ekman created the Micro Expression Training Tool, and served as Scientific Advisor for the popular television series Lie to Me. He is currently working on a theory of global compassion through his work with the Dalai Lama.
–Ongoing project determining whether there are any facial signals of impending violence. New findings suggest ambiguities in previous results; however new technologies provide the opportunity to definitively resolve this question. Financial support needed to take the next step. Contact us directly.
–New research being carried out by University of California-Berkeley graduate Julie Kim: determining whether there is need for a refresher course to maintain skill in spotting micro expressions after using eMETT.
Dr. Ekman’s Published Journal Articles and Book Chapters
See list here.
Research Image Sets
Several of the research stimula image sets developed by Dr. Ekman have been widely used in Social Science research. You may purchase them for use in your research project. If you should pursue salable publication using the photos, we request that you contact us for further permission and possible invoicing. There is a Photo Permission Request menu on the Contact Us form.
~General advice for advanced study related to micro expression and emotion.
~Edit Wikipedia pages (anyone can do it!)
We have noticed that several of the Wikipedia pages related to our work have significant errors. It is a conflict of interest for us to edit them, but we can provide resources if you would like to help. For instance, use the list of Journal Articles and Book Chapters to add reliable references. Contact us for further information.