SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The creators of the Atlas of Emotions, www.atlasofemotions.com, Dr. Paul Ekman and Dr. Eve Ekman, will present the Atlas for Grand Rounds on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:30 am PST at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of California, San Francisco.
The Atlas arose as a result of the friendship between Paul Ekman and the Dalai Lama. "The Atlas of Emotions was created to help people navigate among their emotional experiences and to reduce destructive and regrettable emotional episodes," said Dr. Paul Ekman. "The Atlas will increase our understanding of the subtleties and complexities of emotional life, exposing features of our emotions that may not be apparent, giving us a deeper understanding of ourselves."
"Our desire to help people navigate and understand their emotions lead us to create visual representations, maps, of how emotions feel, how they relate to each other and how they unfold over time," said Dr. Eve Ekman. "We have developed the designs for the Atlas of Emotions with our best hypothesis about how emotions work and how this will help people."
The event is for health care professionals. All persons from the media who wish to attend must obtain clearance from UCSF Public Affairs Department. https://www.ucsf.edu/university-relations
About Dr. Paul Ekman
Dr. Paul Ekman, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at UCSF, is the researcher and author best known for furthering our understanding of emotion and deception. He established the universality of some facial expressions and in a separate line of research discovered how expressions and gestures may betray a lie. Ekman has authored more than 100 published articles, 14 books, and holds several honorary doctoral degrees. www.paulekman.com
About Dr. Eve Ekman
Dr. Eve Ekman is currently a Post-Doctoral Scholar at UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Ekman's research interests were inspired by her experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital and by her training in the applied emotion regulation and mindfulness intervention: Cultivating Emotional Balance. www.eveekman.com
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