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» How to Detect Deceit: A Model from Former CIA Officers “There’s no such thing as a human lie detector,” according to Philip Houston, Michael Floyd and Susan Carnicero in their must-read book Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception. But there are still ways you can learn to spot lies. In fact, even a polygraph can’t distinguish fiction from fact. According to the model which Houston developed, after you ask the person a specific question, pay attention to their behavior within the first five seconds. Why five seconds? The authors explain that if the first deceptive behavior occurs within five seconds, then you can assume that it’s associated with your question. But one deceptive behavior doesn’t a liar make. The chief principle of this model stipulates that if you want to detect deceit, you need to ignore the truth. For instance, Floyd was hired to administer a polygraph to a student who was accused of cheating on midterm exams. What Lies Look & Sound Like Deceptive people also might be overly nice and polite.

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Useful Websites Here is a list of websites we have featured in the past that might come in handy. Remember to set as your start page if you haven’t already. Educational/Learning – Useful and educational links updated daily. Learn Skills - learn to program in - a bunch of chess tactics, tutorials, and - learn - learn to code through interactive - learn to - learn - learn a foreign - guitar video - a language learning - learn music - learn and practice investing Useful Web Apps Entertainment - Music, Movies, Sports, Books Other Interesting Blogs