Spotting a Liar

Spotting a Liar

The Lisa Show

Financial Planning and Beginner's Meditation

Episode: Financial Planning and Beginner's Meditation

  • Feb 3, 2021 1:00 pm
  • 17:30 mins

Being able to tell when someone is lying or obscuring the truth is a tricky thing. Traditionally, body language and eye movements have been used to determine deception. However, these “tells” are much less accurate than commonly believed. In fact, research has shown that these methods have about a 50% chance of being able to determine deception. You might as well just flip a coin. Which begs the question, are there any reliable methods of determining deception? Dr. Timothy Levine, distinguished professor and chair of communication studies at University of Alabama at Birmingham, thinks there is. Here to discuss his research on deception and promising new methods of lie detection is Dr. Levine himself.