Do We Want the President to Be a Good Liar? with Emotions Expert Paul Ekman

Most voters value honesty when they head to the polls, but politicians know that being too honest could be counterproductive.

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Esteemed psychologist Paul Ekman makes a pretty good point about contemporary politics. Most voters value honesty and consider it an important criteria when they head to the polls. But politicians who become too honest tend not to last very long. It's good to remember that a major component of politics and conducting foreign policy is the ability to conceal your real feelings from opponents. In that sense, it would be smart for someone running for president to find ways to enhance their credibility — especially when not telling the whole truth.

Would Baltimore Be Burning If Police Wore Anger Detectors? with Paul Ekman

Psychologist Paul Ekman, one of the world's foremost experts on emotion, suggests that police departments can keep risky officers off the streets with one simple technological assessment.

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Most American police officers are just like everyone else, says psychologist Paul Ekman. One of the only real differences is that when an officer's emotions get the best of him or her, the consequences of those actions tend to be much greater — and sometimes even deadly. Ekman, who is one of the world's foremost experts on emotion, suggests that police departments would benefit from keeping risky officers off the streets, and that identifying these officers would be easy with the adoption of a simple daily diagnostic test.

Moving Toward Global Compassion

We all feel compassion towards our offspring, but what about the stranger on the street? What about the person who has a different skin color or a different religion?

I've had the good fortune, and luck, to get to know the Dalai Lama and to have the opportunity to spend almost 50 hours in one-on-one discussions.  And we've influenced each other.  One of the influences he's had on me is to get me interested in the issue of compassion. 

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Outsmart Evolution and Master Your Emotions

Renowned psychologist and emotion-guru Paul Ekman describes how introducing conscious awareness to facial expressions can help one override and control their emotions.

Renowned psychologist and emotion-guru Paul Ekman describes how introducing conscious awareness to facial expressions can help one override and control their emotions.

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