About the Author(s)
Erika Rosenberg, PhD, a facial scientist who trained with Paul Ekman (senior author of the FACS system), has worked extensively with FACS in both research and applied fields since 1988. She is a Consulting Scientist at the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis and Chief Scientific Office at Humain, Ltd. Creator of the 5-day FACS workshop, Dr. Rosenberg has trained hundreds of people around the world to use FACS and contributed to the ongoing development of FACS training tools. She consults on the use of FACS in a variety of contexts including the behavioral sciences, law enforcement, and digital effects. Erika Rosenberg is also a teacher of meditation and co-developer of the Compassion Cultivation Training Program (CCT) at Stanford University. She is Founding faculty
at The Compassion Institute (a non-profit devoted to compassion education worldwide), and Faculty at The Nyingma Institute of Tibetan Studies in Berkeley.
Paul Ekman, PhD is Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco and co-creator of the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), with Wallace V. Friesen. Dr. Ekman's groundbreaking cross-cultural research on the universality of facial expressions of emotion helped launch the field of emotion research in the mid-late 20th Century. He and Wallace Friesen published the original FACS manual in 1978, and, with Joe Hager, PhD, published its first revision in 2002. Dr. Ekman, is regarded as a pioneer in the study of facial expression, emotion, and deception, and has published thousands of articles, books, and chapters across
"Coedited by Ekman and his protégé Rosenberg, this is the third edition of what remains the state-of-the-art collection on the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions. In this revised edition, 50 percent of the contributions are new, making the book a crucial update to the literature on facial measurement that should interest researchers of all levels in affective science and, more generally, psychology." -- Choice
"What the Face Reveals is a superb collection of chapters, providing major updates to this classic volume. It provides the 'best and brightest' research currently being conducted on the complexities and meanings of psychological information revealed by the face. The volume is essential reading for all researchers in the area, and fascinating and informative to all psychological researchers."
-David M. Buss, Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin and author of Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind
"People's faces provide unique windows on to their emotional and social lives, and this inspiring volume provides multiple views through those windows. This book is essential reading for students of emotion who are curious about whether investing the effort to unpack facial action using FACS or related techniques pays off. To see that faces can reveal deception, psychopathology, suicidal ideation, drug cravings, and even coronary heart disease underscores that the payoff for studying the face in this way is indeed large."
-Barbara L. Fredrickson, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"What the Face Reveals dramatically illustrates the value of precise measurement of facial behavior in illuminating an impressive range of issues in basic and applied research. The chapters present innovative state-of-the-art applications of facial measurement, and the commentaries by authors and editors greatly enrich the reader's experience. This is affective science of the highest quality, brimming with intriguing findings and promising new directions."
-Robert W. Levenson, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Institute of Personality and Social Research and the Berkeley Psychophysiology Laboratory