Paul Ekman Trivia

Take the Paul Ekman Trivia Quiz to see how well you know Dr. Ekman and his work with emotions, facial expressions, and the hit TV show Lie to Me.

1. When did Dr. Ekman first travel to New Guinea, resulting in providing the strongest evidence to date that certain facial expressions are universal?
2. What is the name of the emotional training program Dr. Ekman helped create with other emotion scientists at the request of the Dalai Lama?
3. What prompted Dr. Ekman's co-discovery of micro expressions?
4. Which two Hollywood hits did Dr. Ekman serve as scientific advisor on?
5. From 1972-1978 Dr. Ekman worked with Wally Friesen to develop FACS. What does it measure?
6. Before Dr. Ekman's findings in New Guinea there was an important ongoing debate about whether facial expressions were universal or culturally specific. Who were the main figures representing the two sides of this theoretical argument?
7. What is the term Dr. Ekman coined to account for the difference in how people express themselves in public and in private?
8. Which is NOT a name of one of the books Dr. Ekman has written?
9. What is one of Dr. Ekman's all-time favorite movies?
10. After five decades of research how did Dr. Ekman translate his findings into something that could be easily accessed to benefit the public?
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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