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Adult/High School—This book illustrates which nonverbal clues telegraph untrustworthiness and deception and which radiate sincerity and compassion. In this fascinating take on body language and the ability to decipher it for use in everyday life, Navarro emphasizes that while knowing the reasons for certain behaviors—like touching one's neck—can be useful in "reading" people, they are not foolproof barometers of deception. A former FBI agent who commonly used these techniques to help crack cases, the author cautions about jumping to conclusions and encourages using clusters of nonverbal patterns to help discover whether a person is lying or just under stress. One chapter is devoted to the brain and its limbic system, which controls those involuntary quirks of behavior. Black-and-white photos illustrate different points throughout. This book is a worthy research tool, and a good addition to larger collections.—Charli Osborne, Oxford Public Library, MI
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“A masterful work on nonverbal body language by an exceptional observer. Joe Navarro’s work has been field-tested in the crucible of law enforcement at the highest levels within the FBI. I cannot praise the book enough.” (--David Givens, Ph.D., author of Crime Signals and Love Signals)See all Editorial Reviews
The book offers nothing beyond common sense. Further, there is no suggestion about what to do about it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Doruk Denkel
An excellent book for the lay person who is interested in the psychology of body language. What I found eerie was not observing the behaviors described in the book done by others,... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Anthony Locascio
I need to read more from this Author,. Great topic extremely helpful!Published 7 days ago by Kevin Aytche