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We all conceal 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 recogn...

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, ...

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 phr...

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...

We all have opinions. We like and dislike people, believe or disbelieve things, and possess our own worldview that affects how we go about conversations and how we process informat...

Today we're getting into the brain! Your brain chooses the words you use almost instinctively, and so when you choose to override that process and leave out information in a statem...

The idea that there are no such things as synonyms might sound crazy. Every grade schooler knows what a synonym is and can name several of them. Except your brain doesn't see them ...

The fewer words you use, the more clear your statement is, right? That same principle applies in deception detection as well. If someone is using far more words than they need to i...

Andrew "A.J." Freund is five years old, and he's missing. You might think that his parents would be desperate to find him. That's what we would expect to see in their language. Tha...

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