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...
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At the end of the day, truth matters. Eventually, in one way or another it surfaces. Learning to detect the earlier signs may save you a lot of pain and aggravation.
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.
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.
It starts with the book LieSpotting, which introduces everyday people to deception detection techniques well known in law enforcement and in the intelligence world.
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...
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