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

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From breaking the law to breaking a promise, how do people lie and how can they be caught? Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, has now updated his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and methods for uncovering lies. From the deception strategies of international public figures, such as Adolf Hitler and Richard Nixon, to the deceitful behavior of private individuals, including adulterers and petty criminals, Ekman shows that a successful liar most often depends on a ...
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Overview

From breaking the law to breaking a promise, how do people lie and how can they be caught? Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, has now updated his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and methods for uncovering lies. From the deception strategies of international public figures, such as Adolf Hitler and Richard Nixon, to the deceitful behavior of private individuals, including adulterers and petty criminals, Ekman shows that a successful liar most often depends on a willfully innocent dupe. His study describes how lies vary in form and can differ from other types of misinformation, as well as how a person's body language, voice, and facial expressions can give away a lie but still escape the detection of professional lie hunters—judges, police officers, drug enforcement agents, Secret Service agents, and others. Photographs and line drawings.

Author Biography: Paul Ekman is professor of psychology at the University of California, San Francisco.

"Distills 15 years of scientific study of nonverbal communication and the clues to deception. Mr. Ekman {is} a pioneer in emotions research and nonverbal communication. . . . Accurate, intelligent, informative, and thoughtful."--Carol Z. Malatesta, New York Times Book Review. Photographs.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780425092989
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/19/1986
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11
1 Introduction 15
2 Lying, Leakage, and Clues to Deceit 25
3 Why Lies Fail 43
4 Detecting Deceit From Words, Voice, or Body 80
5 Facial Clues to Deceit 123
6 Dangers and Precautions 162
7 The Polygraph as Lie Catcher 190
8 Lie Checking 240
9 Lie Catching in the 1990s 279
10 Lies in Public Life 299
Epilogue 325
Appendix 331
Reference Notes 341
Index 351
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2004

    Worth Reading..

    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.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    useless book

    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

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