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How to Spot A Liar – The Turkish Version

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Yesterday the Wall Street Journal, CNN and others confirmed that the Turkish Government shut down access to YouTube just a week after blocking Twitter. Amid accusations of leaked high level audio recordings, “planted” microphones, “false flag” operations underway to create a pretense for war with Syria, on the one hand………….and “immorally edited material falsely spreading on social media” on the other hand—both sides were fast to point the finger and scream “LIAR!”. YouTube may be dark but the requests for the Turkish version of Pamela Meyer’s TED Talk “How to Spot a Liar” have been rolling in. Here is the Turkish Version:
Turkish Version: How to Spot a Liar

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Is Chris Christie lying?

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Lawrence O’Donnell asks Salon writer Amy Punt about her provocative new piece “5 Reasons Chris Christie Might Be Lying,” in which she applied lie detection techniques from the book “Liespotting” to Governor Christie’s press conference. // Read More

Pamela Meyer’s Ted Talk : How to Spot a Liar makes “top 20 most popular talks” list with over seven million views.

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The 20 most popular TED Talks, as of this moment “As 2013 draws to a close, TED is deeply humbled to have posted 1600+ talks, each representing an idea worth spreading. So which ideas have had the most widespread impact? … Read More

Liespotting Ryan Braun

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Why you don’t need a labcoat to tell Ryan Braun was doping Though Braun was able to bluff his way past MLB officials for the better part of two years, they clearly suspected something was up. Sometimes those suspicions are … Read More

Generation Win: Has our Drive to Win Replaced Sportmanship?

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What do a hard shove in an NBA playoff game, a wayward ball in The Masters golf tournament, and a high school soccer match in Utah have in common? Nike’s new slogan sums it up: Winning Takes Care of Everything. … Read More

New Research: Truth-telling dyads share memories; deceptive dyads work in parallel

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New research shows for the first time that a pair of liars will recall events differently than truth-tellers, offering crucial clues for law enforcement and intelligence officers who operate in social settings. Read More

Cheating in High School and College: Why you should care

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The Center for Leadership and Ethics at Virginia Military Institute is doing something brilliant: An ambitious and highly relevant conference on cheating. Two thousand participants will be discussing this critical topic, in small groups and in a larger forum. Pamela … Read More

Liespotting Herman Cain

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Herman Cain has accused 5 women of lying. Comedians are having a field day—yet running for President is serious business. Lie detection experts suggest Cain is the deceptive one. Read More

Pamela Meyer’s editorial and TED Talk on CNN

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A glance at recent headlines indicates just how serious and pervasive deceit and lying are in daily life. Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is busy trading allegations of sexual harassment with several women; each side accuses the other of lying. … Read More

Pamela Meyer speaks at TED Global

Pamela Meyer, bestselling author

Do gorillas lie?

They have been known to. Koko, the gorilla taught sign language, once blamed her pet kitten for ripping a sink out of the wall, but it’s us humans who are the true masters of the art. According to Pamela Meyer, a social media expert, we are living in a “post-truth society”. Those Facebook friends of yours, for example? Just how real are they? Lying, she says, is the bridge between reality and our fantasies, between who we are and who we want to be.

And it’s a cooperative act. You can only be lied to if you agree to it. Strangers lie three times within the first 10 minutes of meeting. But then again, according to Meyer, married couples lie to each other once in every 10 interaction…

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Seven Big Lies About Lying – Huffington Post

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If Edith Wharton lived in the Age of Innocence, surely we now live in the Age of Deception…. Read More

Deception Experts take on Rep. Anthony Weiner

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By now you have surely participated in the nation’s “Weiner Roast” as one of our country’s public servants self destructs over weak denials regarding a lewd photo sent from his Twitter account. Watch the video below, and you’ll see flashes … Read More

More to a Smile Than Lips and Teeth

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We are just beginning to understand how the reward circuits in our brains become activated via observation of others. By CARL ZIMMER New York Times In the middle of a phone call four years ago, Paula Niedenthal began to wonder … Read More

Wary Investors Turn to Lie Pro’s

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When screening a fund manager, investors like to see experience and a consistent record or returns. Elizabeth Prial, however, looks for dilated pupils and uneven breathing.Ms. Prial, a psychologist and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, has spent most of her career looking for lies in the statements of mafia hitmen and terrorists. Now, she is on the hunt for the next Bernard Madoff, selling her deception-detection skills to institutional investors and others with large pools of money who want to know if prospective fund managers are telling the truth. Read More

Business Week excerpts Liespotting Negotiation Chapter

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When negotiating any business deal, the right preparation on your part can diminish the chances the other party will try to deceive you, according to the following excerpt from Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception. Read More

Liespotting Challenge Archive

This post is part of the Liespotting Challenge series.

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Liespotting Lance Armstrong Part 2: Expert Analysis

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CIA Veteran Regretfully Suggests Lance Armstrong is Lying: We asked Liespotters worldwide to comment on this video clip of Lance denying use of unauthorized substances. The team at Liespotting.com was very impressed with the response from readers. But Phil Houston, expert deception detector takes it much further. He says Lance displays over 25 deceptive indicators in just a few minutes. Take another look at the video, then read Phil’s fascinating analysis. Read More