Paul Ekman

Paul Ekman is an American psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco who is a pioneer in the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions. He was ranked 59th out of the 100 most cited psychologists of the twentieth century.

Paul Ekman identifed six basic emotions: fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, and surprise.

Our facial expressions help us show our feelings and improve communication, both of which contribute to emotional fitness.

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