Paul Ekman

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Paul Ekman Books

Paul Ekman is best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior, encompassing facial expressions and gestures.

Paul Ekman (1934). An undergraduate at the University of Chicago and New York University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Adelphi University (1958) . His basic research was on emotion and its expression.

Paul Ekman is the director of the Paul Ekman Group, LLC (PEG). A small company that produces training devices relevant to emotional skills. In 1971, he received a Research Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.

He also received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award - American Psychological Association's highest award for basic research, William James Fellow Award, given by the American Psychological Society.

Paul Ekman was in 2001 named by the American Psychological Association as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century based on publications, citations and awards. [2]

Dr. Paul Ekman on Expression and Gesture and Their Role in Emotion and Deception

How to Catch a Liar (Assuming We Want To)

Paul Ekman Quotes

Most lies succeed because no one goes through the work to figure out how to catch them. Paul Ekman


1. Emotional Awareness. Bios. Retrieved Agust, 2009, from
2. About Ekman. Retrieved Agust, 2009, from

Selected Bibliography : Paul Ekman website.