Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Verbal cues to detect deception.
Jack Schafer Ph.D.
The presumptive statement is a powerful elicitation technique to obtain sensitive information from your kids.
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Performing two cognitively demanding activities simultaneously reduces the amount of cognitive resources required to successfully lie.
Elicitation techniques encourage people to reveal sensitive information without asking questions.
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Liars may use "Stopped-Action Words" to give the illusion of truth.
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Liars elongate or restrict their personal word definitions to introduce relative truth.
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Liars often cannot commit to false information and omit the Personal Identifier “I.”
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Identifying the premise of any lie is the quickest way to identify a false premise.
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One word reveals the truth.
Liars must make up facts or modify existing truthful memories to make their stories believable.
Liars must translate present tense information into the past tense to simulate a truthful narrative.
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When you lie, your eyes will give you away.
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The “power mask” of corruption when stripped away, reveals personal insecurities, a source of unhappiness that must be avoided at all costs.
John R. "Jack" Schafer, Ph.D., is a behavioral analyst for the FBI, and is the author of The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over.