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Ekman and Friesen’s 1974 Nursing Experiment

In 1974 Ekman & Friesen designed one of psychology’s first non-verbal communication deception experiments where ER nurses were asked to watch positive (such as a happy or uplifting scene) or negative (such as live amputations and burn victims receiving treatment) … Continue reading

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Sources of Information from Facial Expressions

Of all the channels of nonverbal communication, the face is the most complex of signaling systems, the most studied channel by scientists, and reflects both voluntary and involuntary reactions and emotional states (Matsumoto & Hwang, 2012). The face is an … Continue reading

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Introduction to Anger

I think Elliott Larson sums anger up well in his quote; “Anger is only one letter short of danger.” Anger can be evoked by any number of personalised triggers, with everyone having their own individual “pet hates”, tolerances, and breaking … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Detecting Deception

By Stu Dunn Read this alongside the SDL Flow chart. Due to research on the science of detecting deception through behavioural cues it’s possible for a trained individual to analyse behaviour – usually video footage, enabling thorough empirical investigation – … Continue reading

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