IT’S NOT ONLY TRUMP, CARSON, RYAN AND ROMNEY OR CRUZ AND RUBIO, NOR EVEN PARSON HUCKABEE WHOSE LIES FALL LIKE HAIL STONES IN A STORM? 😛
“While lying is different from truth telling in the sense that liars’ claim to honesty is bogus, the behaviors may be similar in important respects: Liars and truth tellers share the goal of being perceived as honest.
Consequently, to the extent that they care about being believed,
both liars and truth tellers might invest effort in presenting themselves as honest, and
might experience negative emotions at the prospect of failing to reach this goal.
In short, the emotional approach to lying is simplistic and fails to recognize the emotional processes that may be experienced by truth tellers.
Claim 2: Lies can be detected through behavioral observation
Ekman has stated numerous times in the media that lies can be detected with impressive degrees of accuracy. In theChronicle article, he claims the following: “The face is the most powerful indicator of deception. […]
But it only gets you to 70-percent accuracy.
That’s not a useful figure.
In order to get over 90 percent you need to involve gesture, voice, and nuance of the content of speech.”
“Bella DePaulo conducted a meta-analysis(link is external) of over 200 samples examining human lie detection accuracy.
They found an average accuracy rate of 54% –
*only slightly higher than what one would expect from guessing. Importantly, this accuracy rate
*varied very little from study to study.
In other words, it is unusual to find studies where people perform much different from *a near-chance hit rate. The assertion that observing the face alone yields a 70% accuracy rate, and that considering other indicators can yield accuracy rates over 90% is
*clearly not supported by the scientific literature.”
:-PNow research “TRUTH” (at least 7 versions) 😉