Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
- Ask the unexpected
- Gauge against a baseline
- Look for insincere emotions
- Pay attention to gut reactions
- Watch for microexpressions
- Look for contradictions
- A sense of unease
- Too much detail
- Don't ignore the truth
She adds an extra tip: Be trusting
In general we have a choice about which stance we take in life," says Ekman (Paul Ekman, an expert in lie detection). "It we take a suspicious stance life is not going to be too pleasant, but we won't get misled very often. If we take a trusting stance, life is going to be a lot more pleasant but sometimes we are going to be taken in. As a parent or a friend, you're much better off being trusting rather than looking for lies all the time.
Monday, April 20, 2009
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from a death row inmate in Texas who claimed his constitutional rights were violated by jurors who consulted a Bible during deliberations.
Jurors reviewed a biblical passage relating that a murderer who used an iron object to kill "shall surely be put to death." They were deciding whether to impose a death sentence on Khristian Oliver for fatally shooting and bludgeoning his victim with the barrel of a gun.
The court previously has said that jurors should base their verdicts only on evidence presented in the courtroom.
The case is Oliver v. Quarterman, 08-833.