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Emotions and Awareness: A Scientific Perspective for Teenagers

Dr Paul Ekman is regarded as a world expert on emotions. His 1970s research shows that emotions are universal and the expressions associated with some emotions are common to all humans.
In recent years, Paul Ekman was invited by HH the Dalai Lama to enage in discussions on the nature and quality of our emotional lives and compassion, and co-authored Emotional Awareness.

This short video introduces the scientific characteristics of emotions to teenagers, and invites them to consider cultivating awareness. The extract is one of five Mind with Heart videos by Dr Paul Ekman, a world-renowned pioneer and expert in the study of emotions. The videos and materials aim to help students reflect about the universality of human nature and emotions, and the meaning of compassion. Find out more on www.mindwithheart.org.uk.