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Paul Ekman

 

Paul Ekman, Ph.D., is the world’s foremost expert on facial expressions and a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. He is the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Emotional Awareness, a conversation between himself and the Dalai Lama (reviewed on page 46). He is also a member of Greater Good’s editorial board.

 
 
  

Stories by Paul Ekman

Articles: Paul Ekman’s Taxonomy of Compassion

By Paul Ekman | June 21, 2010

The renowned psychologist offers a lesson in emotional intelligence.

 
Paul Ekman reveals the link between Darwin’s and the Dalai Lama’s views on compassion.

Videos and Podcasts: Darwin and the Dalai Lama, United by Compassion

By Paul Ekman | June 17, 2010

Paul Ekman reveals the link between Darwin’s and the Dalai Lama’s views on compassion.

 
Paul Ekman explores how and why certain people help others even when it puts themselves at risk.

Videos and Podcasts: Heroic Compassion & Altruism

By Paul Ekman | June 17, 2010

Paul Ekman explores how and why certain people help others even when it puts themselves at risk.

 
Paul Ekman discusses the importance of extending compassion to people of different nations, and even to all living beings.

Videos and Podcasts: Global Compassion

By Paul Ekman | June 17, 2010

Paul Ekman discusses the importance of extending compassion to people of different nations, and even to all living beings.

 
Paul Ekman describes the building blocks of empathy and compassion: emotion recognition, emotional resonance, and familial compassion.

Videos and Podcasts: The Roots of Empathy and Compassion

By Paul Ekman | June 17, 2010

Paul Ekman describes the building blocks of empathy and compassion: emotion recognition, emotional resonance, and familial compassion.

 
Paul Ekman explains that Darwin and the Dalai Lama share a similar view on humanity’s highest moral virtue: to extend compassion to “all sentient beings.”

Videos and Podcasts: The Dalai Lama is a Darwinian

By Paul Ekman | June 17, 2010

Paul Ekman explains that Darwin and the Dalai Lama share a similar view on humanity’s highest moral virtue: to extend compassion to “all sentient beings.”

 
Paul Ekman discusses the difference between forms of compassion and emotional states.

Videos and Podcasts: Compassion vs. Emotions

By Paul Ekman | June 17, 2010

Paul Ekman discusses the difference between forms of compassion and emotional states.

 
Paul Ekman reveals the similarities between Darwin’s and the Dalai Lama’s ideas about compassion, and discusses the need to promote a “global compassion”—before it’s too late.

Videos and Podcasts: Paul Ekman on Darwin, Compassion, and the Dalai Lama

By Paul Ekman | June 17, 2010

Paul Ekman reveals the similarities between Darwin’s and the Dalai Lama’s ideas about compassion, and discusses the need to promote a “global compassion”—before it’s too late.

 

Articles: Global Compassion

By Paul Ekman | December 1, 2008

A conversation between the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman

 

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    Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.

  

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