Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

Please review the YouTube video entitled “Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar” by “TEDtalksDirector” (18:51 minutes) – if this link changes, you can search for the title and author (both in quotation marks) to locate the video.  On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lies can be subtle and counterintuitive.  Pamela Meyer, author of Lie Spotting, shows the manners and hotspots used by those trained to recognize deception – and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

Directions: Review the YouTube video on “Pamela Meyer: How to Spot a Liar” in the Module 3 Lecture Notes section.  Using your textbook, the video, as well as further research of additional information about detecting deception, use kinetics and body language in recognizing deception, etc.  Be sure to use AAU’s LIRN Library in your research. Prepare a research paper that addresses the following questions as well as any additional information you locate that you feel is important to this topic.

  1. What are the differences between interviews and interrogations?

  2. What should the interview process involve?

  3. What is the procedure for conducting interrogations?

  4. What are the different types of confessions that may be heard?

  5. Can people control their body language to disguise deception?

  6. Can a person train their body not to react to the physiological changes that occur when lying?

  7.  What trainings do you recommend for learning to recognize deception?

  8. How will recognizing deception improve your interview skills?

  9. How will recognizing deception improve your interrogation skills?

  10. Is it acceptable to deceive suspects in an attempt to get a confession?  Are there any ethical dilemmas involved?

  11. Be sure to include proper APA formatting, including a cover page, in text citations, and a reference page.  Research assignments should include a minimum of five (5) resources.

  12. You will also be graded on your grammar and spelling.


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