Paul Ekman

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Paul Ekman (born February 15, 1934) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Ekman has received more than 1,014,694 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Paul Ekman is the 31st most popular psychologist (down from 26th in 2019), the 385th most popular biography from United States (down from 348th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Psychologist.

Paul Ekman is most famous for his work on facial expressions. He was a pioneer in the study of facial expressions and developed the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) that allows researchers to categorize facial expressions into six basic emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, fear, disgust, and surprise.

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Among psychologists, Paul Ekman ranks 31 out of 182Before him are Daniel Kahneman, Gustav Fechner, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Irvin D. Yalom, Alfred Binet, and Hans Eysenck. After him are Karen Horney, Gordon Allport, Jerome Bruner, Alfred Kinsey, Princess Marie Bonaparte, and Milton H. Erickson.

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Among people born in 1934, Paul Ekman ranks 21Before him are Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Ulrike Meinhof, Alexei Leonov, Manuel Noriega, Jane Goodall, and Sydney Pollack. After him are Vavá, Stjepan Mesić, Richard Chamberlain, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Pierre Richard, and Empress Michiko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Ekman ranks 385 out of 15,968Before him are George Armstrong Custer (1839), Calvin Klein (1942), Dian Fossey (1932), Tim Burton (1958), Dennis Hopper (1936), and Carl David Anderson (1905). After him are Chuck Jones (1912), Ralph Lauren (1939), Kathy Bates (1948), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), George Clooney (1961), and James Buchanan (1791).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Paul Ekman ranks 10Before him are Carl Rogers (1902), John B. Watson (1878), Edward Thorndike (1874), B. F. Skinner (1904), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), and Irvin D. Yalom (1931). After him are Gordon Allport (1897), Jerome Bruner (1915), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Howard Gardner (1943), and Albert Ellis (1913).

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