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Abstract We often give nonverbal cues as to whether or not we are trying to deceive someone These nonverbal actions are involuntary Subjects were asked three questions provided with no reason to lie They were then asked three questions they were asked to lie about Nonverbal cues were measured both during the truthful answers and again during the deceptive answers The intention of this experiment was to prove that the dependent variables in this experiment would occur more frequently during deception than in truthfulness This was not proven Nonverbal cues in deception as opposed to nonverbal cues in truthful responses Everyday life presents us with many temptations to lie to others And in fact research findings indicate that all to often we yield to these temptations DePaulo et al 1996 found that college students tell about two lies per day most of which are designed to enhance their social image or advance their social interests Given these facts it seems important to tell whether another person is lying Fortunately the findings of a large body of research on nonverbal communication can prove very useful in this respect DePaulo Epstein Wyer 1993 showed that is virtually impossible to find anyone who can control or manage the many different channels of nonverbal communication For this reason even persons who lie frequently and are highly practiced at this task often reveal the fact that they are lying through some channel of nonverbal cues Some of the deception detectors are microexpressions or fleeting facial expressions that last only a few tenths of a second These expressions are very quick and according to Ekman 1985 are very are very difficult to oppress Another cue is inter-channel discrepancies This is when there inconsistencies between nonverbal cues from different basic channels For example When a defendant is lying on the witness stand while heshe might concentrate on maintaining eye contact they may demonstrate postural
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