Category Archives: Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility

Speech and Deception: Pauses

Speech and Deception: Pauses The most common vocal deception clues are pauses, being too long or too frequent. Suspicion is aroused when a person hesitates when starting to speak (particularly if the start is answering a question). Too many shorter … Continue reading

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There is no Good or Bad, Only Perception

“There is no good or bad without us, there is only perception. There is the event itself and the story we tell ourselves about what it means.” – Ryan Holiday (The Obstacle Is the Way)

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Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias is the tendency for people to favour information that confirms their current beliefs. This is particularly dangerous for someone detecting deception as they can get derailed if their opinion of a subject affects their assessments. It’s even worse … Continue reading

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What is the Brokaw Hazard?

When Tom Brokaw was the interviewer on NBC TV’s “Today Show,” he described how he detected deception; “Most of the clues I get from people are verbal, not physical. I don’t look at a person’s face for signs that he … Continue reading

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Did You Know? #47 You’re More Honest When Tired

How many arguments have YOU had late at night? Did you know? People are more honest when physically tired. This is why people confess things during late night conversations. #didyouknow http://www.StuDunn.com/course Instagram Facebook Twitter Website YouTube

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What is the Ostrich Effect?

The Ostrich Effect is when people aren’t motivated to believe negative information (e.g. deception, risky financial situations) as it isn’t in their best interests to do so – or it’s avoiding the fear of psychological “discomfort”. This is how some … Continue reading

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Duping Delight

Duping delight is when a liar is secretly extremely pleased that their lie is being believed, and their delight leaks through in the form of suppressed smiling. Duping delight can be difficult to notice. To me duping delight comes across … Continue reading

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Is Shane Carey Guilty?

This is the “raw” interview of Shane Carey, fiance to Heidi Broussard who is currently missing at the time of this post. In my opinion, he’s showing too much smiling, very little upper facial movement, not getting the feeling of … Continue reading

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Blue Pill or Red Pill – Your Choice

To me, the Matrix scene where Morpheus offers Neo the choice of either the red or blue pill is the perfect metaphor as to what I encounter nearly everyday. Let me explain a little. Morpheus is offering Neo the choice … Continue reading

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Slip of the Tongue (Freudian Slip)

Watching this short clip, can you pick what Josh says that indicates he knows that his wife is already dead?   Slips of the tongue (also referred to as Freudian slips) is a mistake in speech that often betrays an … Continue reading

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