"There has not been a book on this subject of such range and insight since Darwin’s famous Expression of the Emotions more than a century ago.” —Oliver Sacks
Drawing on his fieldwork investigating universal facial expressions in Papua New Guinea, and on his analysis of the prognosis of hospital patients based on their emotional profile, Ekman shows that emotions are deeply embedded in the human species. In the process, he answers such questions as:
- What triggers emotions and can we stop them?
- How does our body signal to others whether we are slightly sad or anguished, peeved or enraged?
- Can we learn to distinguish between a polite smile and the genuine thing?
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*(Book synopsis adopted from The Gottman Relationship Institute website)