Truth or Lie?

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  • How to Tell If a Child is Being Coached to Lie
    Lying in kids is rarely a cause of concern. As a matter of fact, it’s a sign that they are developing normally — telling a lie is one of the initial signs of the formation of the so-called theory of mind, which is the ability to attribute mental states (knowledge, emotions, beliefs, intents, etc.) to…
  • 15 Verbal Signs of Lying You Need to Know
    Did you know that, on any given day, you are lied to anywhere from 10 to 200 times? Lying is hard, which is why truth-telling instruments such as polygraphs, eye-scanning lie detectors and voice stress analysis machines look out for signs of increased stress and cognitive load in subjects. But spotting a liar is harder…
  • Is Getting Angry a Sign of Lying? How Do Liars React When Accused?
    So, a family member, friend, co-worker or romantic half that you confronted because you believe that he or she is lying exploded like a volcano the minute the confrontation took place. Is this a clear indicator that the person is guilty? Will you pressing on cause him or her to make the confession you want…
  • Does Caffeine Affect a Polygraph?
    A polygraph machine is on the lookout for substantial changes in the various physiological processes of an examinee while he or she is strapped to it. They include blood pressure and heart rate, both of which can be affected by caffeine. Due to this, you may be wondering if having a cup of coffee on…
  • 6 Modern Polygraph Alternatives
    A polygraph examination, while accurate, is not completely foolproof. Keeping it from being 100% reliable, which is what makes it inadmissible in most jurisdictions, is the fact that the result can be influenced not only by countermeasures a subject can attempt to deploy during the test but also by the very person who is conducting…