The Body Language of Liars

From Little White Lies to Pathological Deception—How to See through the Fibs, Frauds, and Falsehoods People Tell You Every Day

Author: Lillian Glass

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601635125

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 7920

Being fooled or conned can happen to anyone; It doesn’t matter how intelligent, old, rich, or famous you are. Whether you have been scammed in business, swindled out of money, betrayed by a friend, relative, or coworker, or cheated on by a spouse, rest assured you are not alone. The world is full of these most toxic people—liars. You can never be sure if people are lying until you analyze their body language, facial expressions, speech patterns, even their online writing patterns. Now, world-renowned body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass shares with you the same quick and easy approach she uses to unmask signals of deception—from “innocent” little white lies to life-changing whoppers. Featuring photographs of celebrities and newsmakers such as Bill Clinton, Lance Armstrong, O.J. Simpson, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, and many others at the actual moment they were lying, their specific signals of deception will be permanently etched in your mind. Analyzing the body language of troubled or divorced couples such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, and Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, you’ll learn the “obvious” signs to look for.


The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

Author: Sally Satel,Scott O. Lilienfeld

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465037860

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4536

In recent years, the advent of MRI technology seems to have unlocked the secrets of the human mind, revealing the sources of our deepest desires, intentions, and fears. As renowned psychiatrist and scholar Sally Satel and psychologist Scott O. Lilienfeld demonstrate in Brainwashed, however, the explanatory power of brain scans in particular and neuroscience more generally has been vastly overestimated. Although acknowledging its tremendous potential, the authors argue that the overzealous application of the burgeoning field of brain science has put innocent people in jail, prevented addicts from healing themselves, and undermined notions of free will and responsibility. A provocative challenge to the use and abuse of a seductive science, Brainwashed offers an essential corrective to determinist explanations of human behavior.


Deal with it Straight Up

Author: Catherine Rondina

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550289060

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7511

Discusses lying, what it is (including sample scenarios), myths about it, the difference between lying and withholding, how to stop lying, how to deal with being lied to, and how to tell when someone is lying.

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior

Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld,Steven Jay Lynn,John Ruscio,Barry L. Beyerstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360744

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 2139

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth Includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike

Human Body

Can You Tell the Facts from the Lies?

Author: Simon Holland

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1479585114

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1958

"Can you tell the facts from the fibs?"--Cover.

Body Language in Business

Decoding the Signals

Author: A. Furnham,E. Petrova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230292291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 5681

This innovative new work clarifies the misconceptions around body language while providing a scientific approach to understanding non-verbal communication at work. The authors explain why it is so important to understand body language in business, combining hard research evidence with unambiguous tips and practical applications.

The Lie Detectors

The History of an American Obsession

Author: Ken Alder

Publisher: Free Press


Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6666

The story of the lie detector takes us straight into the dark recesses of the American soul. It also leads us on a noir journey through some of the most storied episodes in American history. That is because the device we take for granted as an indicator of guilt or innocence actually tells us more about our beliefs than about our deeds. The machine does not measure deception so much as feelings of guilt or shame. As Ken Alder reveals in his fascinating and disturbing account, the history of the lie detector exposes fundamental truths about our culture: why we long to know the secret thoughts of our fellow citizens; why we believe in popular science; and why America embraced the culture of "truthiness." For centuries, people searched in vain for a way to unmask liars, seeking clues in blushing cheeks, shifty eyes, and curling toes...all the body's outward signs. But not until the 1920s did a cop with a Ph.D. team up with an entrepreneurial high school student from Berkeley, California and claim to have invented a foolproof machine that peered directly into the human heart. In a few short years their polygraph had transformed police work, seized headlines, solved sensational murders, and enthralled the nation. In Chicago, the capital of American vice, the two men wielded their device to clean up corruption, reform the police, and probe the minds of infamous killers. Before long the lie detector had become the nation's "mechanical conscience," searching for honesty on Main Street, in Hollywood, and even within Washington, D.C. Husbands and wives tested each other's fidelity. Corporations tested their employees' honesty. Movie studios and advertisers tested their audiences' responses. Eventually, thousands of government employees were tested for their loyalty and "morals" -- for lack of which many lost their jobs. Yet the machine was flawed. It often was used to accuse the wrong person. It could easily be beaten by those who knew how. Repeatedly it has been applied as an instrument of psychological torture, with the goal of extracting confessions. And its creators paid a commensurate price. One went mad trying to destroy the Frankenstein's monster he had created. The other became consumed by mistrust: jealous of his cheating wife, contemptuous of his former mentor, and driven to an early death. The only happy man among the machine's champions was the eccentric psychologist who went on to achieve glory as the creator of Wonder Woman. Yet this deceptive device took America -- and only America -- by storm. Today, the CIA still administers polygraphs to its employees. Accused celebrities loudly trumpet its clean bill of truth. And the U.S. government, as part of its new "war on terror," is currently exploring forms of lie detection that reach directly into the brain. Apparently, America still dreams of a technology that will render human beings transparent. The Lie Detectors is the entertaining and thought-provoking story of that American obsession.

How Do You Compare?

12 Simple Tests to Discover Hidden Truths about Your Personality and Fascinating Facts about Everyone Else!

Author: Andrew N. Williams

Publisher: Perigee

ISBN: 9780399529511

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

View: 6141

A collection of twelve scientifically designed personality tests help readers evaluate every facet of their personality--including Intelligence, Creativity, Sex, Love, Relationships, Happiness, Mood, and Motivation--reveals how their results compare with others, and offers practical advice on how to improve. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Asia, Inc

The Region's Business Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asia

Page: N.A

View: 8069


Health Annual 2002

What Women Need to Know

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxmoor House

ISBN: 9780848725099

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 1486

Comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-read, this authoritative volume gathers over 70 feature articles from the pages of "Health" magazine, including the top medical advances of 2001. 100+ photos & illustrations.


The Process of Interpersonal Communication

Author: Ronald Brian Adler,Lawrence B. Rosenfeld,Russell F. Proctor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195309928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 2528

Based on a body of scholarship, this title provides an introduction to communication in interpersonal relationships. It includes more than 1000 source and provides photos, side-bars, and cartoons that illustrate key points in the text and connect them toeveryday life and popular culture.