Monthly Archives: September 2012

Anger, Contempt & Disgust Indicators of Violence & Dangerous Intent: Risk Prevention

“Among leaders of groups that committed aggressive acts, there was a significant increase in expressions of anger, contempt and disgust from 3 to 6 months prior to the group committing an act of violence. For nonviolent groups, expressions of anger, … Continue reading

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About Serial Killers, Psychopaths and Sociopaths

What is a Serial Killer? The term “serial killer” was first used by Robert Ressler (former FBI director of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program) in the mid-1970s. Prior to this term, they were referred to as “crimes in a series”, mass murders … Continue reading

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Several arguments for adopting a discursive approach to research

By Stu Dunn. It is not unusual for people to resist change. Even science – what our modern minds recognize as systemized knowledge of the world – resists change. If it was not for those that fought this resistance and … Continue reading

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Genuine Emotions on Screen

As an unfortunate side effect of years of examining facial expressions I’ve become quite critical of what I can only describe as poor acting. As much as I love Criminal Minds, it ruins it for me to see someone being attacked … Continue reading

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Optimism vs. Delusion

For most of my adult life I’ve considered myself an optimist. I’ve certainly been called an optimist – however – I’ve also been called delusional with my positive attitude and faith in things “turning out how they should”. Dictionary.com defines optimism as … Continue reading

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“Not Bad”; Why Say Something You’re Not..?

One day when my son Callan (who was about 5 years old at the time) I were out I ran into someone I’d known back when I’d owned a bar and was in the music scene. We say hi, shake hands … Continue reading

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SDL Interview with Stu Dunn on Classic Hits 19.03.2012

Click here to listen to the interview: Briefly introducing How to Spot a Liar: 1) Understand their normal behaviour; 2) Emblems, Manipulators & Illustrators; 3) Recognise clusters / hotspots within the 5 Channels of Communication (facial expressions, body language & gestures, voice, … Continue reading

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