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Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Paul Ekman

He created an “atlas of emotions” with more than 10,000 facial expressions. His research on identifying deception and hidden demeanor is used to train law enforcement and security personnel around the world. He was even the inspiration for a television drama series.

APS William James Fellow Paul Ekman reflected on his storied career in an interview for the Inside the Psychologist’s Studio video series. The interview, filmed before a live audience last May at the 2014 APS Annual Convention in San Francisco, was conducted by APS Past President Robert Levenson.

During the conversation, Ekman talked about: