Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage

Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage

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by Paul Ekman
     
 

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In this revised edition, Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, presents updated information on his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and methods for uncovering lies. He analyzes a range of deception strategies -- from the political strategies of international public figures, such as Adolf Hitler and Richard Nixon, to the… See more details below

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In this revised edition, Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, presents updated information on his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and methods for uncovering lies. He analyzes a range of deception strategies -- from the political strategies of international public figures, such as Adolf Hitler and Richard Nixon, to the deceitful behavior of private individuals, such as adulterers or petty criminals -- and explains how a successful liar most often depends on a willfully innocent dupe. Ekman describes how lies vary in form and can differ from other types of misinformation; how interviewers should probe for more information that can reveal untruths; and how a person's body language, voice, and facial expressions can give away a lie but still fool professional lie hunters like judges, police officers, drug enforcement agents, Secret Service agents, and others.

Editorial Reviews

Jerome D. Frank
[A] wealth of detailed, practical information about lying and lie detection and a penetrating analysis of the ethical implications.
Carol Z. Malatesta
Ekman [is] a pioneer in emotions research and nonverbal communication. . . . Accurate, intelligent, informative, and thoughtful. —New York Times Book Review
Carol Z. Malatesta - New York Times Book Review
“[An] accurate, intelligent, informative, and thoughtful work that is accessible to the layman and scientist alike.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393308723
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.95(d)

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