Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage (Revised Edition)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 26, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 402 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
11
ONE Introduction
15
TWO Lying Leakage and Clues to Deceit
25
THREE Why Lies Fail
43
FOUR Detecting Deceit From Words Voice or Body
80
FIVE Facial Clues to Deceit
123
SIX Dangers and Precautions
162
SEVEN The Polygraph as Lie Catcher
190
NINE Lie Catching in the 1990s
279
TEN Lies in Public Life
299
ELEVEN New Findings and Ideas About Lying and Lie Catching
325
TWELVE Micro Subtle and Dangerous Facial Expressions
347
Epilogue
359
Appendix
365
Reference Notes
375
Index
387

EIGHT Lie Checking
240

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About the author (2009)

Paul Ekman, director of Paul Ekman Group, is the author of Emotions Revealed, Emotional Awareness (coauthored with the Dalai Lama), and twelve other books. The FOX series Lie to Me was based on his research. A professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco, he lives in the Bay area.

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