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FAU Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series to Present ‘Emotion for Improving General Life’

BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 26, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will present a lecture by Paul Ekman, Ph.D., as part of the 2013 Frontiers in Science public lecture series, titled “Emotion for Improving General Life.” The lecture will take place on Friday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, room 126, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

“This lecture is about the four skills we need to acquire in order to have choice about when and how we become emotional,” said Ekman, of his planned lecture.

Ekman’s expertise on facial expression and deception can be found in 13 books, and he was named one of the most interesting people of 2009 by Time. He has also been named one of the most 100 influential psychologists of the 20th century by the American Psychological Association.

In his lecture, Ekman will describe how to develop skills that allow people to choose when and what they become emotional about. He will discuss the ability to control behavior in the grip of emotion, increase sensitivity for another person’s feelings, and identifying triggers that can lead people to act in regrettable ways.

The lecture is sponsored by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and supported by FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society Endowed Professorship in Science. Printing and mailing of lecture series materials are made possible by a Warren Lloyd Holtzman Seed Grant, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley.

For more information, contact Tarra Smith at 561-297-3035 or , or v isit www. .


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