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

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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:
9780393321883
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Psychology Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

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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Telling Lies 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like most people, chances are you've been lied to, probably more than you realize. After reading this book, you still may not be able to spot every liar that crosses your path, but you will have the tools to help spot the majority. Good and informative reading.
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Vic300Vic More than 1 year ago
Ive read several body language books, they have all kept my attention. I got this book and find it useless, it pushes me away. 100 pages deep into it and i still find it repellant to my eyes. Im not going to bother trying to finish this book. I wouldnt recomend this book to anyone that is trying to learn about body language. thumbs down