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We have all concealed information, whether out of privacy concerns, self-censoring, or other reasons; that's not necessarily a bad thing. As deception analysts, however, we need to recognize when someone is concealing information and be able to understand what's being...read more
One very eye-opening analysis principle is that of social introductions. How do you refer to your spouse to people when you're talking about them? Do you mention them as "my wife, Krissy" or "my husband, Jack"? Or are they "the wife?" Maybe they're "the ball and...read more
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