Telling Lies: Clues To Deceit In The Marketplace Politics And Marriage

Paperback | January 27, 2009

byPaul Ekman

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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. ?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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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-in...

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 is based on his research. A professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco, he lives in the Bay area.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:January 27, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Manny Fizzo Great information, a tad dry at times.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Interesting...but My disappointment is that the book is dry and lacks animation. The explanations on a topic seemed to go on and on and on. I found myself skipping and skimming through the lines at times. Despite this, the subject itself is indeed interesting and you will, more or less walk away with a changed view on us humans.
Date published: 2009-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lie To Me I remember hearing about the FOX show "Lie To Me" thinking it was an interesting concept. After watching a single episode I was hooked. The idea that we could tell that someone was lying from something as small as what Ekman (or Lightman, on the show) deems a "micro expression" was quite astounding. It seemed mere fantasy, but the more one comes to understand the concept, the more one can see it's viability. That brought me to this book. Telling that someone is lying is not as simple as a "micro expression" and Ekman explains throughout this book the many ways that we can attempt to tell if someone is lying. It's scientific (in ways), sociological, psychological and all things in between and never less than fascinating. If you are interesting in human emotions, how people interact and the social pressures that are placed upon that cause such actions, you would quite enjoy this book. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-08-18

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Editorial Reviews

[A] wealth of detailed, practical information about lying and lie detection and a penetrating analysis of the ethical implications. — Jerome D. Frank, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

[An] accurate, intelligent, informative, and thoughtful work that is accessible to the layman and scientist alike. — Carol Z. Malatesta (New York Times Book Review)

Intriguing. — Kirkus Reviews