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How to Become a Better Lie Detector: Focus on Feelings

Woman and man with back to one another; woman looking over her shoulder
Do you want to be better at detecting lies? The key is to ask yourself what emotions the other person is feeling.

Pride: Strength or Sin? The Impact of Nonverbal Displays of Pride on Hiring Decisions

A woman smiles confidently as she responds to an interview question

Picture this. You’re sitting in a job interview talking to someone who will help determine whether or not you get the job. They start asking you about something on your resume – a project you’re particularly proud of, one that you worked really hard on. You can’t help it: you start to lift your head a little higher, sit up straight, pull back your shoulders, puff out your chest. But will this nonverbal display of pride actually help you get the job?

How Kids Catch Our Social Biases

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By Allison L. Skinner and Kristina R. Olson

The nonverbal messages we send, sometimes unconciously, can play a surprisingly large role