Lies, Lying, and Microemotions

  • Lie Detection Through Micro Expressions

    In this short clip, Professor Paul Ekman explains what micro expressions are, and helps us understand how to look for them. Ekman believes that micro expressions are the most valid guide available to understanding peoples true feelings. Do you agree or do you think this is an oversimplification? Can we really glean true emotion from such small facial movements?

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  • Lie to Me TV Show Promo

    The fictional TV show Lie to Me features Dr. Cal Lightman, a deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to discover not only if someone is lying, but why. Based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Paul Ekman, the series follows Lightman and his team as they assist law enforcement. What does Dr. Lightman say about a…

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  • The Invention of Lying

    In this movie starring Ricky Gervais, we are introduced to a world where no one knows what it means to lie. When Gervais character discovers the ability to lie, his whole life starts to change. If you were to meet someone who didnt know what it meant to lie, how would you explain it to them? How could you teach…

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  • Morgan and Fred Take a Lie Detector Test

    Hosts of a local show in Charlotte, North Carolina test out a lie detector sent to them as part of a promotion for a new game show. How accurate are the descriptions they give for how the machine will work? How might their surroundings affect the accuracy of the results?

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