Introducing the Atlas of Emotions Map of emotions

Map of Emotions

Map of Emotions

I am pleased to announce the launch of our newest project, the Atlas of Emotions. The Atlas was featured on Saturday in the New York Times.

The Dalai Lama said that we needed a map to get to the new world and asked whether I could create a map of the emotions, to get a better understanding of our emotions. With the participation of my daughter, Dr. Eve Ekman, we have created such an Atlas. We have called it an Atlas because it contains more than one map that allows us to see features of our emotions that may not be apparent to us. It is our hope that the Atlas, available at, will be fun to use and people will enjoy engaging with it. Exploring the Atlas may increase people’s understanding of this vital feature in their life. We hope that teachers will use the Atlas in classrooms (it should be usable for people 9 years old+ without explanation) and that educators and therapists will use it with their clients to better understand themselves. Research to show the benefits of the Atlas of the Emotions is waiting for educators and scientists to perform, please do so. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts about the Atlas.

Paul Ekman is a well-known psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2009. He has worked with many government agencies, domestic and abroad. Dr. Ekman has compiled over 50 years of his research to create comprehensive training tools to read the hidden emotions of those around you.

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