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Pamela Meyer
Pamela Meyer is founder and CEO of Calibrate, a leading deception detection training company based in Washington DC. Before writing the bestselling book , Liespotting, she spent years with a team of researchers surveying all of the research findings on deception, and underwent extensive training in facial micro-expression identification, interrogation skills and statement analysis. Prior to that she was an Internet and media executive, as founder of Simpatico Networks, a leading social media company. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, has an MBA from Harvard, a Masters in Public Policy.

Entries by Pamela Meyer

Liespotting Tom Brady: The Four Big Tells

(51) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 6:56 PM

Liespotting Tom Brady
Four of Tom Brady's Biggest Deception Indicators

Those of us in the deception detection community spotted Tom Brady's deceptive behavior early on -- he was leaking verbal and non-verbal tells throughout his press conference. Deceptive tells are never proof of deception, but...

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Top 10 Lies, Hoaxes and Pranks of 2014

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 10:31 AM

2014 was full of Hollywood stars behaving oddly (See Shia LaBeouf and Amanda Bynes) and loads of fake viral videos (Did you see "The Drunk Girl video?" - Fake!) But this year saw fabrication with dead-serious ripple effects as well.

Here are the...

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How to Spot Your Own Self-Delusion

(8) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

Marco is right: The biggest lies are the lies we tell ourselves.

S.E. Hinton wrote in The Outsiders, "I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me." Maybe she was onto something. We've...

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When Cheating Goes Nuclear

(7) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 10:22 AM

What we can learn from an Air Force Cheating Scandal?

There are cheating scandals, there are cheating incidents, and then there are cheating crises. Call this the latter of the three.

Every day, 100 feet underground, Air Force "missileers" are responsible for wielding the awesome power of America's 450...

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Year of the Whopper: Top Ten Lies, Hoaxes, and Pranks of 2013

(7) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 8:11 AM

If North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un had whispered to his uncle, "Looking forward to seeing you over the holidays" it would have taken the cake on this year's Top Ten List... but this year there were even stronger real contenders:

10. The "Diane" Flight Hoax...

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Liespotting Ryan Braun

(9) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 9:54 AM

Why You Don't Need Lab Equipment to Know Ryan Braun Was Doping

In Walter Scott's epic poem Marmion, a verse beautifully rings "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."

Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun will have plenty of time to ponder that canto,...

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Generation Win: Has Our Drive to Win Replaced Sportsmanship?

(22) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 10:35 AM

What do a hard shove in an NBA playoff game, a wayward ball in The Masters golf tournament, and a high school soccer match in Utah have in common?

Nike's new slogan sums it up: Winning Takes Care of Everything.

It's just mid-May and the month has already become a...

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How to Spot a Liar

(1771) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 10:00 AM

TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new...

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TEDWeekends: Understanding Deception Idea Visualization

(52) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 9:00 AM

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 TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk....

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Seven Big Lies About Lying

(7) Comments | Posted June 10, 2011 | 12:51 PM

If Edith Wharton lived in the Age of Innocence, surely we now live in the Age of Deception. Lying seems to have taken center stage in the lives of our political leaders. Last week former presidential candidate John Edwards was indicted for misappropriation of campaign funds and lying about it...

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Leaping To Conclusions Is For Louts

(4) Comments | Posted August 26, 2010 | 6:55 AM

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function-- F. Scott Fitzgerald

We've gotten too quick on the trigger. On a normal day, over three million images are uploaded...

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

(138) Comments | Posted August 12, 2010 | 8:42 AM

It starts with the book LieSpotting, which introduces everyday people to deception detection techniques well known in law enforcement and in the intelligence world. If you master these ten tips, you'll know when it's time to ask harder questions and you'll know if Sarah Palin is telling the...

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