Excerpts taken from Dr. Paul Ekman’s scientific autobiography, “Nonverbal Messages: Cracking the Code” (p. 237-239) When is it a lie? Many of signs of lying have been identified, but are not shown by everyone. Their absence does not mean a person is truthful, but their presence, especially when there are multiple different types of signs (e.g., a fragment of a shrug … [Read more...] about Signs of Lying: What micro expressions can and can’t tell us
Lie to Me
There is no tell-tale, sure-fire, absolutely reliable sign of lying. Nothing in demeanour or physiology which is always present when someone lies and always absent when someone is truthful has yet been discovered. But that doesn't mean it isn't sometimes possible to do far better than chance in discerning whether a person is lying or telling the truth.Some government agencies … [Read more...] about Would you Lie to me?
We may think we know the telltale signs of lying, be it shifty eyes or nervous fidgeting. Professional interrogators look for such tells, too, assuming a suspect’s nervousness betrays his guilt. But interrogation can rattle even the innocent, so nervousness alone cannot distinguish liars from truth-tellers. Scientists looking for better ways to detect lies have found a … [Read more...] about The load of Lying: testing for Truth
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