Reading Lies: Nonverbal Communication and Deception.

  title={Reading Lies: Nonverbal Communication and Deception.},
  author={Aldert Vrij and Maria Hartwig and P{\"a}r Anders Granhag},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
The relationship between nonverbal communication and deception continues to attract much interest, but there are many misconceptions about it. In this review, we present a scientific view on this relationship. We describe theories explaining why liars would behave differently from truth tellers, followed by research on how liars actually behave and individuals' ability to detect lies. We show that the nonverbal cues to deceit discovered to date are faint and unreliable and that people are… 

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