I love writing and researching human lie detection, nonverbal communication and human behavior, but I also have an amazing community of fellow authors and writers with my passion and I wanted to give them a shout out. Here are my favorite authors and blogs on human lie detection and nonverbal behavior:

1. Joe Navarro

what every body is saying

Joe Navarro’s book What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People is a great overview of nonverbal communication and the body. In this book, you’ll learn:

  • The ancient survival instincts that drive body language
  • Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person’s true feelings
  • What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives
  • The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments
  • Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust
  • Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority

His blog is full of amazing information as well with articles like “Living with the Paranoid Narcissist” and “Eggshell Relationships.”

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2. Eyes for Lies

The writer of Eyes for Lies, Renee Ellory is a professional deception and credibility expert.

She teaches law enforcement in her courses and has a fantastic blog of resources. Her track record is particularly impressive–where she logs liars she has caught before the truth was discovered.

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3. Liespotting

Pamela Meyer writes for the blog, Liespotting and is the author of Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception.

She has been featured on multiple podcasts and her TED Talk, “How to Spot a Liar” makes the top 20 most popular talks list.

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4. Paul Ekman

Paul Ekman not only writes about nonverbal behavior but has really led the research in this area.

His studies and books are groundbreaking and delve deep into both lie detection and nonverbal behavior–no light reading found here! He also offers professional training to learn how to spot and read microexpressions in action.

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5. Science of People

Our blog takes some of the best research on human lie detection, nonverbal communication and human behavior from around the world and puts it into easy to understand articles and videos for our readers.

We believe the best version of you is a powerful, charismatic and authentic communicator.

Action Step: Browse our online courses here.

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6. Scambusters

Learning how to detect deception when you’re speaking to people is important but what about when you’re just browsing online?

Scambusters, created by Dr. Audri Lanford and her husband Jim, unveils internet fraud scandals so you know what sites to avoid and what stories you shouldn’t believe–everything from internet scams to identity theft to urban legends.

It also teaches you strategies to spot lies in the content you read online so you have the skills to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft and other scams from internet liars.

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7. Statement Analysis

Statement Analysis is a website created by Mark McClish. He’s a retired Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal with 26 years of federal law enforcement experience.

Mark uses Statement Analysis in his deception detection techniques. This is the process of evaluating someone’s verbal or written statements. According to Mark’s research, “a person cannot give a lengthy deceptive statement without revealing that it is a lie. This is because people’s words will betray them.”

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8. Kevin Hogan

Kevin Hogan is a body language expert and author of the book The Psychology of Persuasion: How to Persuade Others to Your Way of Thinking.

Kevin’s blog offers tips on body language, persuasion and hypnotism.

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9. The Truth About Deception

This is a blog written by a team of PhD scholars and security consultants who are committed to sharing the truth about deception.

Their website is loaded with articles that cover nearly every angle of lying in relationships from why people lie to begin with to recognizing and understanding extreme cases such as compulsive liars. And, if you find that you’re dealing with a deceptive partner, they offer resources that help you recover and rebuild trust.

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10. Bonus: Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detector

This one is just for fun, but Jimmy Kimmel has some hysterical videos where he pretends to be a human lie detector with little kids.

About Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a national best selling author & founder at Science of People. Her groundbreaking book, Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People has been translated into more than 16 languages. As a recovering awkward person, Vanessa helps millions find their inner charisma. She regularly leads innovative corporate workshops and helps thousands of individual professionals in her online program People School. Vanessa works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion dollar companies; and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS, Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, the Today Show and many more.

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