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Paul Ekman is a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication. In Telling Lies
, he describes how our language, facial expressions, and the way we hold our bodies can be read to tell whether we are being honest or not. Fox TV has created a series inspired by Ekman's work starring Tim Roth, of Reservoir Dogs
and The Incredible Hulk
, as Dr. Cal Lightman, who is hired by law enforcement agencies to spot deception and expose the truth in criminal investigations.
For this edition, Ekman has added a new chapter on his latest research. He has figured out the most important behavioral clues to deceit, developed a one-hour self-instructional program that trains people to observe and understand "micro expressions," and done research that identifies the facial expressions that show if someone is likely to become violent. A self-instructional program to train recognition of these dangerous signals has also been developed.
Lie to Me premieres on January 28, 2009.
" " Jerome D. Frank, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
" " Carol Z. Malatesta
" " New York Times Book Review
"[A] wealth of detailed, practical information about lying and lie detection and a penetrating analysis of the ethical implications." Jerome D. Frank, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
"[An] accurate, intelligent, informative, and thoughtful work that is accessible to the layman and scientist alike." Carol Z. Malatesta
"Intriguing." New York Times Book Review
From breaking the law to breaking a promise, Ekman shows how people lie and how they can be caught. The author--a professor of psychology--reveals that a successful liar most often depends upon a willfully innocent dupe. Photos & line drawings.
In this revised edition, Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, adds a new chapter to present his latest research on his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and the methods for uncovering lies. Ekman has figured out the most important behavioral clues to deceit; he has developed a one-hour self-instructional program that trains people to observe and understand "micro expressions"; and he has done research that identifies the facial expressions that show whether someone is likely to become violent. ?describes how lies vary in form and how they can differ from other types of misinformation that can reveal untruths. It discusses how a person's body language, voice, and facial expressions can give away a lie but still fool professional lie hunters--even judges, police officers, drug enforcement agents, and Secret Service agents.
Paul Ekman's classic book on reading faces and body language provides the science for highly anticipated Fox TV series Lie to Me.
The science behind Fox TV's series Lie To Me
From breaking the law to breaking a promise, how do people lie and how can they be caught?
About 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.