Author(s): Paul Ekman
Using 40 years of groundbreaking research, Paul Ekman explores why and when we become emotional and what happens when we do - the external signs and facial expressions. So much of what we communicate is non-verbal. In this very practical book Paul Ekman helps the reader to observe the underlying, concealed emotions that we can observe in those around us and why our bodies react in the ways they do. Emotions Revealed also helps the reader to identify why they might feel 'overly' emotional in some situations and why some people wear their heart on their sleeve whilst others manage to conceal their feelings, even from those close to them. Chapters include 'when do we get emotional' 'changing what we become emotional about' as well as 'anger' 'fear', 'surprise' and 'happiness'. Most importantly, Emotions Revealed shows how we can apply this understanding to everyday situations to improve our quality of life. First published 2003.
For the upper end of the self-help market. The Peases but also with a scientific look at how the body itself reacts Perfect for the Emotional Intelligence, Men Are From Mars market. How to tell when your partner/lawyer/boss/secondhand car saleman is lieing - it's written on their face! 'Here Paul Ekman, doyen of contemporary emotion researchers, turns to the practical management of emotion in everyday life' NEW SCIENTIST 'There are some fascinating titbits along the way... Ekman can be riveting on the minutae of facial expressions, especially the way that an expression can be observed even when an emotion is being half-felt or suppressed.' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A brilliant and gripping read' THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Paul Ekman is a professor of psychology at the University of California and a world-renowned expert on facial expression, deception and emotion. He has consulted on and appeared in many television programmes in the UK and US and is the author or editor of 14 books and over 100 scientific papers.