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Understanding Deception

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.

The 50K Lie

Rob White | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

What would the world be like if we all became better at catching lies in the making? Would there be less lying all around? Maybe not, but there would likely be fewer victims if people could learn the signs and signals that they're in the process of being duped.

Learning How To See

Annette Poizner | Posted 01.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Annette Poizner

In a world that gives the impression that "what you see is what you get," how can we train ourselves to access more information? How can we -- and our kids -- actually learn how to see when we are all inundated by imagery that, on one level, is blinding?

Why Do Politicians Lie?

Bob Edgar | Posted 01.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Bob Edgar

after more than three decades spent in and around public life and public officials -- as a member of Congress, the leader of a religious organization, and now as CEO of a non-profit "citizens lobby" -- I'm convinced that politicians are no more dishonest than the rest of us.

Political Bodies: Citizens Watch Body Language

Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D. | Posted 01.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D.

When we listen to political speakers and to the pundits parsing their words, and as we try to decide who to trust, it may be worth focusing a few moments on body language. Let the experts tell us about their fact checking; we can do our own body checks.

TEDWeekends: Understanding Deception Idea Visualization

Pamela Meyer | Posted 06.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Pamela Meyer

The Map of Truth and Deception: The Science of Lie-Spotting Can Lead to a More Honest World TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TE...

Let's Be Honest, We're All Liars

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Paul Spector, M.D.

2012-11-09-TEDmeyerpullNature has no love of truth. It's about winning, which is to say living to reproduce. Because we are not biologically designed for integrity, we must actively attempt to prevent the social cultivation of dishonesty.

The Cost Of Deceptive Politics

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 01.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Dana Radcliffe

2012-11-09-TEDmeyerpullAt the heart of our ad-saturated democratic process is a moral paradox. Politicians raise and spend billions of dollars to convince us to trust them. But the fevered competition for votes virtually compels them to lie to us.

How To Spot A Liar

Pamela Meyer | Posted 01.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Pamela Meyer

2012-11-09-TEDmeyerpullEspecially when it comes to perpetrating crime and enabling malice, we live in an age when lying and deceit are increasingly tolerated, and not necessarily the exception. High-stakes lying is out of control.