Telling Lies

Telling Lies

Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage

Book - 2009
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From breaking the law to breaking a promise, how do people lie and how can they be caught?

In this revised edition, Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, adds a new chapter to present his latest research on his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and the methods for uncovering lies. Ekman has figured out the most important behavioral clues to deceit; he has developed a one-hour self-instructional program that trains people to observe and understand "micro expressions"; and he has done research that identifies the facial expressions that show whether someone is likely to become violent--a self-instructional program to train recognition of these dangerous signals has also been developed.

Telling Lies describes how lies vary in form and how they can differ from other types of misinformation that can reveal untruths. It discusses how a person's body language, voice, and facial expressions can give away a lie but still fool professional lie hunters?even judges, police officers, drug enforcement agents, and Secret Service agents.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2009], ©2009
Edition: Fourth edition
ISBN: 9780393337457
Branch Call Number: 153.6 Ek
Description: 402 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Feb 15, 2020

This book is an introduction to lie detection subject. The author is well versed in the topic. Paul Ekman dives deeply into different elements that, if assembled, can lead us to catch liers :). it's like a reverse engineering process of a lie.
This book reminds me of turning daily activities, when running business, into measurable variables. So do Paul Ekman, turns facials expressions into high, low eyebrows; elevated corner of the mouth; and so on.
I am going to continue with other books of the author as I liked his first work. I gave the book four stars because I felt this work is more of a marketing project to the author than an educational material, contrary to what I expected. However, my opinion is meant to educate others interested in reading this book and not to discredit the writer.


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