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Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities / Edition 2

Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities / Edition 2

by Aldert Vrij
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ISBN-13: 9780470516256
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/14/2008
Series: Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law Series
Pages: 502
Sales rank: 537,006
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Aldert Vrij is a Professor of Applied Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth (UK). He has published more than 300 articles and book chapters to date, mainly on the subjects of nonverbal and verbal cues to deception and lie detection. he also advises the police about conducting interviews with suspects, acts as an Expert Witness in court, and gives invited talks and workshops on lie detection to practitioners and scholars across the world. he is at present Editor of Legal and Criminological Psychology, a forensic journal published by the British Psychological Society.

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Table of Contents

About the Author.

Series Preface.



1 Introduction.

2 Lying: A Selfish Act and a Social Lubricant.

3 Nonverbal Behaviour and Deception.

4 Individual Verbal Cues to Deception.

5 Beliefs about Nonverbal and Verbal Cues to Deception.

6 Lie Detection Without Using Specialised Tools.

7 The Behaviour Analysis Interview.

8 Statement Validity Assessment.

9 Reality Monitoring.

10 Scientific Content Analysis.

11 Physiological Lie Detection: The Concern Approach.

12 Physiological Lie Detection: The Orienting ReflexApproach.

13 Physiological Lie Detection: Functional Magnetic ResonanceImaging (fMRI).

14 Pitfalls: Why People Fail to Catch Liars.

15 Opportunities: How People Can Improve Their Lie DetectionSkills.




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Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Joseph_Toomey More than 1 year ago
In a world where the media floods the perceptions of the masses with fantastic notions of those who lie and "Wizards" who can catch them, Aldert Vrij injects a well needed shot of reality. In this revised volume, Vrij does a remarkably comprehensive job of reviewing both the theoretical underpinnings, and empirical research on the phenomenon of lying and our ability to identify those who deceive. This book is a must for researchers in the area of forensics, motivation, social psychology, experimental psychology, and even clinical psychology (to name but a few). While the casual reader may find some aspects too technical, anyone who reads this volume will ultimately walk away with a substantially enriched knowledge of human behavior and a healthy degree of skepticism regarding those who claim to be skilled lie catchers.