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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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What does the “face cover” mean?

(From Humintell’s blog) We often see athletes and individuals in high stress, emotional situations do what Dr. Matsumoto calls a “face cover”. But why exactly do people cover their face in emotional and stressful times? Some individuals believe that the … Continue reading

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Ranges within the Seven Universal Emotions

Following on from the seven universal expressions, I’ve been asked a number of times about where certain emotions would fit within the seven universal emotions. An exercise I ran during a couple of my workshops seemed to really help participants … Continue reading

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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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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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