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For some people new to or unfamiliar with deception detection, it can seem more like cherrypicking; they think that an analyst simply starts with a belief, and then chooses the phrases or words that seem to confirm what they already think. In reality, analysis has a...read more
One thing that we talk about a lot in deception detection is the free editing process. What does that even mean? What significance does it have if I simply ask you to "tell me what happened" vs. peppering you with questions? And how can the analysis process be the...read more
We all have opinions. We like and dislike people, believe or disbelieve things. We possess our own worldview that affects how we go about conversations and how we process information. The problem is that all of these things, if we allow them to, will render our...read more