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Critically Speaking

Jun 23, 2021

No one likes to be lied to. And most folks would love a quick method to detect if somebody lied to them. But it's not so simple. In this episode, Therese Markow and Dr. Mark Frank, a specialist in non-verbal communication and the department chair and a professor at the University of Buffalo, discuss the many aspects of lying. They talk about lies versus deception and how the definition of the rules of deception can change by culture. They also discuss lying in interpersonal relationships and in the criminal justice system (including what makes an effective interrogator), and how managing emotions and credibility plays a role in lying. 


 Key Takeaways:

  • A lie is a deliberate attempt to mislead without prior notification. 
  • Without understanding someone’s baseline, it is harder to notice deviations in behavior that may indicate a lie. 
  • Depending on how you look, juries (and other individuals) may be more likely to believe you are guilty of an action.
  • Good interrogators tend to be good rapport builders



"There is no such thing as a pinocchio response. There is no human response that is exclusive to deception." —  Dr. Mark Frank


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