Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage (英語) ペーパーバック – 2001/9/10
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Describes gestures and other clues that indicate a person may be lying, explains why people lie, and discusses the controversy surrounding lie detector tests.
Paul Ekman is professor of psychology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Starts off strong and sounds like it will be really scientifically supported. Then it doesn't ever really give much support for anything and gets into some lengthy tangents- Nixon etc. Then towards the end the writer shows his hand and says that yes there is some good technical liecatching techniques he can teach you, but you will have to go to his website to buy that instruction.
His older books are instructional, but his writing is more academic and they are sometimes a dry read. In this book Ekman shines and goes beyond simple instruction and research. Ekman provides an a fun to read analysis of the motivations and techniques of dectecting lies.
The most important message of all in this book is that there is no 100% surefire way to detect lying in everyone all the time. There are methods that are 100% if the person exhibits them, but not everyone does. He is highly critical of those who are trying to sell the world on a boilerplate 100% accurate detection method. His discussion of polygraphs is riveting.
I loaned this book to my daughter and she never gave it back, so that is a 10 star endorsement.
This book has something for everyone and is well written.
The book can't quite get five stars from me. One of the very best features of this book is that the author periodically updates it. It is good to see the progress being made in the field of reading people's expressions. This is a real gift to Ekman's followers. On the down side, I found the book to generally be a bit tedious and a slower read than I wanted. This is a problem mainly with the original edition text. Overall, I am glad that I did read it and own it for reference.