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Психология лжи. Обмани меня, если сможешь

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Правда ли, что современный человек в среднем лжет трижды за десять минут разговора? Как реагировать на то, что ложь проникла во все сферы человеческой жизни? Что делать, если не удается распознать ложь по словам и голосу? В книге Пола Экмана вы найдете исчерпывающие ответы на эти вопросы. Помните, что скрыть обман чрезвычайно сложно. Универсальные микровыражения и микрожес ...more
Hardcover, Сам себе психолог, 304 pages
Published 2010 by Питер (first published 1985)
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Jan 13, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who is interested in detecting lies
Paul Ekman is without a doubt one of the top experts in the world on facial expressions in humans. His research is careful, painstaking, and intelligently done. He has honestly subtitled this book "Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace,Politics, and Marriage." It is not his fault that the book has been hyped and is advertised as being able to teach us unfailingly when someone is lying.

No book can teach anyone to be positive that someone else is telling the truth. No book can tell anyone proof-posi
This one should have been really interesting. It's written by one of the scientists whose work serves as the inspiration for "Lie to Me", yet you haven't really experienced boring until you read upwards of 40 pages describing minute facial expressions. Also, I was disappointed that there was really nothing in here I hadn't already seen presented in a more interesting and engaging way. Were this a documentary, it would have been awesome. As a book, I just wanted it to end.
Referenced in Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future.

Unlike other reviewers I was happy to wade through pages of micro expressions which I found to be the most useful part of the book. A full chapter on the workings of polygraphs, however, was a different matter and I ended up skipping that altogether.

Read in research for WIP.
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Consider what life would be like if everyone could lie perfectly or if no one could lie at all...'
Amazing book gives us scientific research and clues about lying. It starts with universal emotions, leaking, concealing them and stalking clues. 'Why lies fail' topic is the best. If you are looking for book which is not give silly information about body expression and lying, this is it. Facial clues, microexpressions, types of deception, detecting deceit from words, voice, body and face are expla
James Perkins
Because the TV show Lie to Me is based on the work of Paul Ekman, the casual reader may expect something a bit more fun and glamorous. There is nothing wrong this text per se, but there are very few diagrams to illustrate his points. Instead, you should be ready for a rather dry, academic discussion of the non-verbals, psychology, and language behind lying. Some background in at least one of these areas would be an advantage, or the reader may become quickly bored. For reasons I could not ascert ...more
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, science
I've heard about this guy and his research on microexpressions from a different book. I didn't get a chance to read his book until I found it by chance in the library. The book as the title suggests is about lies. Here he discussed his research findings and the different clues to deceit that a liar might leak. I liked that he was very neutral. If one of his research findings is still preliminary and not replicated he says so. The things I got from this book are: 1) a huge list of clues to deceit ...more
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
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Aug 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book paired with "How to Help Your Spouse Heal From Your Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful" was just what I needed after discovering my husband's affair. I proudly displayed this on my nightstand for him to see. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the book and would recommend to others.
Sagar Acharya
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A couple weeks ago I had an interview. Before it, we had to fill a sheet in which I filled in my salary expectations and notice period expectations. The interviewer looked at it and immediately her brows came close to each other. She asked me a few questions, and I answered them. It was as if she had already decided to reject the application. I was reading her face and I found so many clues in her behavior, body language, tone and the questions she was asking me. I faced rejection but it was one ...more
Jul 25, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I do love to go sit at the bookstore downtown during lunch, grabbing a bite at Lizard's. Whenever I step inside, I browse and then feel compelled to buy something. And every time I've made such an impulse purchase, I've been disappointed! Support your local indie, though, seems to be an affair with more misses than hits. And I'm wondering what's up with that. The last two books I bought at B&N on impulse were fine books. I think it is the indy bookstore's less than desirable stock. Not sure.

At a
Once again this book is a bit of a slog because the author's writing is pedantic and doesn't say a lot. I'm sure he means well and I'm glad he takes the time to think through the implications of his findings (and opinions), but I have a hard time reading what I've already easily inferred from the text, and many of the ideas are repeated.

Unlike Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life, this book is more philosophy than psychology. When Ekman wr
A maelstrom of original and ground-breaking information never seen before it was published some 30 years ago; by the man who "Lie to Me" was based upon. The first three chapters can be dry and redundant but they lay the foundation for what a lie is and what types there are. Chapter 4 gets into the meat of identification and can leave you exhausted after just a few pages; the 3 pages that describe a chosen 18 types of smiles, for example. And the long chapter on polygraphs (which I thought I'd en ...more
Corey Nelson
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do not like “beach reading” books. They tend to be too light (yes, I know that is the point) and empty for me. Nothing to remember. So I read this book on a beach weekend in Florida. There was a television show based on this Ekman and his science with my husband and I enjoyed. I kept reading passages from the book to my husband as he tried to read his own book (yes, the interruptions were an annoyance) which he also appreciated hearing as it inspired his programmer logic mind. Ekman’s company ...more
Emi Bevacqua
Professor Ekman uses a vast and creative range of examples in this nevertheless dry guide to liar catching - from the Pope's meeting with Poland's General Jaruzelski, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat studying Mussolini's facial dexterity, Hitler's misleading Chamberlain, Woody Allen, courtroom figures from televised legal cases in the news, Desdemona's deceit in Shakespeare's Othello, Ruth the philandering wife in John Updike's Marry Me, to bona fide scientific research such as The Control Questio ...more
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, to start off with, this book is a psychology book on how lies are physiologically expressed. Reading this book will give you an understanding on how emotions leak through when people attempt to hide them. It will not suddenly allow you to read the emotions of all the people all around you, nor will it magically turn you into a lead character of the show Lie to Me.

That said, this book is one of the foundation books on the topic. If you're not looking for some snake oil, and are generally in
Benjamin Harvey
While the subject matter was interesting, the book itself was too repetitive, and the material didn't have enough study to back it up. The other does acknowledge that fact, though. Also, I expected the book to be more prescriptive: I thought literally be better able to tell when someone is lying or hiding information after reading this book, but I don't think that's the case. It was not a bad book, but it could have been much better.
Oct 15, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those interested in psychology
Recommended to Blake by:
The title of this book is a little misleading, as it is really about the psychology of lying, the physiological reactions that occur when someone is being deceptive, and an analysis of the profession of lie catchers (polygraph examiners, investigators, interrogators, etc.) and their efficacy. Interesting read from an intellectual curiosity standpoint, but I wouldn't put it on a list must reads.
Jan 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was brilliant!! I especially appreciated the way that Ekman points out howm many reasons that you can't use this information at face value. Everything must be taken in context. I felt that the information was very credible because of this. I learned so much from reading this book.
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book really interesting as it explored clues to deceit and the psychology involved in telling lies. I loved reading about the author's research experiments about lying.
Reixel Soy Yo
Even if you can learn some things reading this book, the truth is that the general idea is that, unless you have an innate skill, you will never be able to prove if someone is lying or not. In general terms, most of the people are not able to find out when someone is telling a lie with a probability superior to a 50%; that's the same as saying that the possibility of hitting is not higher than chance.
In the other hand, using a polygraph is not recommended in any case, because they are pretty im
Louisa Henderson
First off I love Ekman and the concept of his work but way the book is written is just terrible: It's boring repetitious on certain point and soul sucking to get through. You can't even blame the use of scientific or psychological jargon because there was none. AS much as a wanted to continue I had to give up at page 177 (first time ever).

To be honest I am not comfortable filing it under 'read' because it was not technically finished but I did read quite a bit, so there it goes . I do have anot
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
Cautionary work about our ability (limited) for detecting lies. Demonstrates this through examples, many of them research based. Our ability to detect lies increases as our awareness of micro expressions and other nonverbal cues increases and, for many people, this can be trained. The most important feedback I got was to be cautious about my interpretations of the truthfulness/deceit of others and to be very mindful of my assumptions and predilections going in. Our expectations tend to be confir ...more
Roo Phillips
There is some interesting information in this book, but that is about all I can say. The way the information is presented is mind numbing, dull, boring, etc. If you can make it through, you will basically learn that whether you think you are a good detector of lies or not, you most likely are not. The art of reading the face or body language of a liar is extremely complex, and at a minimum, requires fairly intimate understanding of the person under scrutiny. Bottom line is, don't read this book ...more
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the book is informative and intriguing.
I was advised by my professor to read it and do a presentation on it, which is something interesting.
The book indeed is about nonverbal communication as Paul Ekman concerned with studying emotions and their relation to the micro expressions. It shows how and when people life, therefore, there are many clues that may leakage from ones. Such micro expressions are not noticeable due to the fact they only flash on and off in the face in a quick, which is some
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After watching 'Lie to me' I got the nagging idea to see the source of that phenomenal TV series and I wasn't disappointed.

It is an easy to read overview of lies as the most common thing in the world. With immense number of examples you are presented with ways to catch a whiff when somebody lies; it doesn't make you paranoid, just gives you fun and interesting points about human behaviour when an individual is hiding something. As Paul Ekman says this is not a precise science and sometimes resu
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mngmnt
The topic is interesting and the description of real test and cases makes it more engaging. also it addresses tests and other possible topics of investigation that could influence this new field of research.

But it feels like reading the same few pages over and over again.

He repeats the same concepts over and over and over, maybe this should have been a 70 pages essey instead of a 300 pages book.
Charlotte Falkner
Wanted to love this book, and believe this book is full of incredibly useful information, but I literally couldn't read it. I think it needed a better editor, to somehow organize it. It comes off as a rambling, directionless, and, for my needs, useless. I respect the obviously great intelligence of the author, I just with the book were readable.
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a pretty concise book that tells the principles by which lie detection based on visual cues is practiced. Pretty clear on stating what types of lies are most common, and gives a guide to uncovering them. Gives a good insight into what non-verbal communication is,.
Franco Fortuna
I didn't like it. it's too much long for what it offers. It can be written in 20 pages, he repeats very often and it is based on very few research.

Maybe it's quite old and new book about the topic are much better now
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A respectable book but too technical to my taste
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