Prof. Paul Ekman Ph.D.
- Homepage: http://www.paulekman.com/
November 2007: "And here we are, all grown up and peddling lies big and small: exaggerating our rÂ¿sumÂ¿s, misleading our lovers, fibbing to spare people pain, lying to ourselves to preserve our sanity. All those fit into the seven reasons we lie, as delineated by the psychologist Paul Ekman: We lie to avoid punishment, to get a reward, to protect others, to escape an awkward social situation, to enhance our egos, to control information and to fulfill our job descriptions (think spies)."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2007/11/23/ST2007112300606.html
August 2002: Psychology professor http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31229-2002Aug17.html
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 25, 2007 The Truth About Lying: Our Lives Are Filled With Untruths. But Why Do We Lie, And How Can We Tell When Others Are Full of It?
QUOTE: So many reasons to lie. So many ways to lie. How do we cut through the thick crust of deception....When it comes to teaching the art of detecting deception, Ekman is the man. His 1985 book "Telling Lies" is a benchmark work on the topic, and he has tested the lie-detection ability of more than 12,000 people...
Washington Post Aug 25, 2006 Search and Defend
QUOTE: There’s no question we’d all like to improve airport security. But investing heavily in seemingly high-tech methods like behavioral profiling isn’t the answer, and may make air travel less safe on the whole.
New York Times Aug 17, 2006 Screening: Faces, Too, Are Searched at U.S. Airports
QUOTE: passengers singled out solely because of their behavior have at times been threatened with detention if they did not cooperate, raising constitutional issues...Some civil liberties experts said that the program...could turn into another version of racial profiling.
New York Times Oct 24, 2005 Lying Is Good For You
QUOTE: ...we lie so readily that the dishonesty becomes automatic. Most of the time, we’re not even aware of the lies we tell...
Forbes Aug 18, 2002 Lie-Detecting Devices: Truth or Consequences? Unproven but Popular, Mainstream Systems Can Be Used Without Subject's Knowledge
QUOTE: "Lie detectors," those controversial assessors of truth, are making their way into everyday life.
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