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Lie Detection

10 Best Websites on Lie Detection and Nonverbal Behavior

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

As the lead behavioral investigator at the Science of People, I love writing and researching human lie detection, nonverbal communication and human be...

Emblematic Slips

Paul Ekman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Ekman

September 7, 2016 I don't use the term gesture because it is too imprecise. Instead, I distinguish three very different ways in which movements (usua...

How To Spot A Liar

Russ Warner | Posted 08.24.2016 | Crime
Russ Warner

While the tips given here may help you discern some lies from truth, it is in no way a failsafe method to detect deception in others. In fact, studies show that most people can spot a liar 54% of the time. You might as well flip a coin.

Evaluating Your Financial Pro: Body Language is Key to Detecting a Fraudster

Traci Brown | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Traci Brown

Using body language to expose key facts and qualities about your financial pro can be the difference between making a great return and losing absolutely everything. But you've got to look for the tiny signs hidden in plain sight. They can seem confident and trustworthy on the surface but when you look more closely you may unmask deception or fear.

Are Polygraph Exams Influencing Jury Trial Deliberations?

Adam Banner | Posted 01.19.2017 | Crime
Adam Banner

Possibly the largest problems with the polygraph, and why it has been inadmissible in most U.S. courts, is the notion that jurors give the test too much weight, particularly in light of its noted inaccuracies.

Kids' Answers On Lie Detector Make Parents Wish They Hadn't Asked

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty

Kids, parents, don't try this at home. In a new video from Distractify, some dads initially felt they were lucky when their kids agreed to be hooked u...

The Science of Lying

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

In this post I am going to take some of the best learnings from our February Book Club book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty (by Dan Ariely) and the most interesting tidbits from the research on deception.

What's the Most Accurate Lie Detector? It's Not What You Think

Russ Warner | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology
Russ Warner

The future of polygraph may soon change due to new innovations that prove to be more accurate and less invasive.

You Can No Longer Hide Your Lyin' Eyes

Russ Warner | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Russ Warner

So why do we lie? Sometimes, it's done to embellish the story about the fish that got away. Sometimes it's intended to shelter someone who would be hurt by the truth (i.e., "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.")

The Science of Interrogation: Rapport, Not Torture

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

There is a wealth of solid science demonstrating that cruel forms of interrogation do not elicit good intelligence. In fact, this kind of interrogation often leads to resistance and falsehood.

What Should I Do if an Employee Is a Liar?

Russ Warner | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Russ Warner

We need to be careful not to assume that individuals are guaranteed to repeat past behavior. Such assumptions can limit a person's ability to learn and grow. But, how can we know if an employee is going to repeat past behavior such as illicit drug use, theft, or bribery?

Catching Liars

Paul Ekman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

"Diogenes," the lie-catching machine in the sci-fi screenplay that a friend and I wrote 20 years ago, made no mistakes. In real life we aren't quite there yet, but our recent research on truth and falsehood is getting closer than I ever expected it would.

Second-Guessed by a Machine: Inventing the Lie Detector

Wesleyan University | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Wesleyan University

It was the social psychologists' dream come true: a machine that could prove subjects were acting deceptive in the laboratory. It was a modified lie detection device that did not detect lies at all.

Amanda L. Chan

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Did your husband just look up and to the left when you asked him if anything was going on with that woman he had dinner with? Did your daughter provid...

Taming the Wolves of Wall Street

John D. Rogers | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
John D. Rogers

It's no wonder that our propensity to cut corners is heavily influenced by our environment and peers.

5 Guidelines to Catch a Liar

Kevin Goodman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Science
Kevin Goodman

Throw away any notion that a particular sign or behavior is indicative of deception.

Do We Own Our Memories?

Adam Kolber | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Adam Kolber

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs we develop more effective ways to access and alter the memories of others, our memories start to seem less and less our own.

Study Holds Clues To Catching Texting Liars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.06.2013 | Science

Ever get nervous when someone takes a long time to text you back? Trust your gut. A new Brigham Young University study has found that when people l...

Fearless Lie Detection

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Having trained the FBI and law enforcement personnel on lie detection, here are some tips you can use to detect if your supposed sweetheart is lying to you.

Unexpected Truths About Liars and Lying

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Modern "social" life is ripe for temptation so it's especially helpful to recognize some myths and counterintuitive truths about lying. Just keep in mind our self-deception.

Nose Study Spotlights Weird 'Pinocchio Effect'

Posted 12.04.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 12/04/2012 10:26 AM EST on LiveScience Much like Pinocchio, your nose could reveal that you're lying, though un...

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

This week, the nation's top intelligence official announced that the government is expanding its use of the polygraph to expose federal employees. The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized.

How To Outsmart A Liar

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Most of us can spot barely more than half of all lies and truths through listening and observation -- meaning, of course, that we're wrong almost as often as we're right.

Lie Detector: Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, John Edwards 10 'Liespotting' Tips For Taking Back The Truth (PHOTOS)

Pamela Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pamela Meyer

It starts with the book LieSpotting, which introduces everyday people to deception detection techniques well known in law enforcement and in the intelligence world.

All About Lying: An Interview With 'Liespotting' Author Pamela Meyer

New York Post | Brian Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

What I'm concerned with are the high-stakes lies, lies that are intended to either hurt another person or bolster one's own image at the expense of ot...