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The Science of Lying - Deception, Demeanour and Assessment

Wednesday, 01 July 2009

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ECU's Faculty of Business and Law is hosting a two-day seminar on The Science of Lying - Deception, Demeanour and Assessment to help people understand lying and deceptive behaviour.

The seminar will be presented by Dr Mark Frank, world-renowned expert and 'the man' behind reading facial deception and non-verbal communication.

Dr Frank is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Buffalo, State University of New York.

He has used his abilities to teach many law enforcement agents, including judges, FBI agents and terrorist interrogators, to recognise and accurately read the tiny hints that come from facial muscles that happen in the blink of an eye.

Attendees will receive practical information and a set of skills to help identify lying and deceptive behaviour, allowing them to apply actual science to that gut feeling of someone not being honest.

The seminar will be useful for anyone studying or working in law, criminology, policing, psychology, teaching or business.

The science behind deception has gained renewed interest following the hit TV series, Lie to Me.

The seminar runs from 8.30am to 5.00pm on Monday, 6 July and continues from 8.30am to 1.00pm on Tuesday, 7 July in Lecture Theatre 32 ECU Joondalup.

For more information, please contact Michelle Adamos on 6304 2370.

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