Have you ever wondered what people are thinking or if they are telling the truth? Did you know that you can discern someone’s thoughts by reading the clues in a person’s body language? Did you know that the position of your hand during a handshake shows whether you have a submissive or a dominant personality? And that your apparently unconscious choice to say “do not” instead of “don’t” can indicate that you are lying? These revealing clues (and many more) provide insights into people’s innermost thoughts. In this entertaining and illuminating guide, Peter Collett decodes the fascinating intricacies of body language and speech.
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About the Author
PETER COLLETT is a social psychologist who, for many years, has taught and conductedresearch studies at Oxford University. He has co-authored two books, including Gestures:Their Origins and Distribution with Desmond Morris, and is the author of Foreign Bodies: A Guide to European Mannerisms. He is currently resident psychologist on the British Big Brother television series. Peter Collett lives in Oxford, England.