The following excerpt about constructive anger is taken from the book of dialogue between the Dalai Lama and myself, entitled Emotional Awareness (2009). Having just reread it, I found nothing to change; I still believe it raises the right question, makes a useful suggestion and offers a practice to learn it. It is only when life itself is threatened (our own or that of others) … [Read more...] about “Constructive Anger” Excerpt from Emotional Awareness
This story began with a simple question: if a facial recognition system processes a lot of pictures of a child, will it recognize that person when he or she grows up? If I were to upload all my childhood photos to Facebook (or some future Facebook), could a biometric identification system link the button-nosed, round-cheeked child with a bowl cut to my adult face, which has … [Read more...] about Computers See Your Face as a Child. Will They Recognize You as an Adult?
I am often asked what it means when someone shifts their jaw to the side as demonstrated in the photograph. I first observed this behavior in 1975, while working as a police officer. While interviewing an individual accused of shoplifting I noticed he shifted his jaw to the side when I asked the question, “Have you been arrested previously for shoplifting?” After some … [Read more...] about Jaw Shifting
Author: Aldert Vrij Publisher: Wiley Prize: 48 euro Pages: 504 Why do people lie? Do gender and personality differences affect how people lie? How can lies be detected? Detecting Lies and Deceit provides the most comprehensive review of deception to date. This revised edition provides an up-to-date account of deception research and discusses the … [Read more...] about Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities
Readers of this blog by now are aware that nonverbals are important in letting us know what people are thinking, feeling, desiring, intending or even dreading. It also helps us to communicate more effectively or to be more empathetic. Every day, if we are observant, people are demonstrating behaviors that give us personal insight whether we are at home, at school, or … [Read more...] about Reserved Behaviors in the Study of Nonverbal Communications