Facts and Fiction About Truth and Deception

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Can you tell when someone is lying to you? Do lie detection wizards exist? Charles R. Honts, Professor of Psychological Science at Boise State University, is an internationally known expert on deception and deception detection. Having testified as an expert witness more than 100 times in court, he dispels common lie detection myths through the lens of science and demystifies the topic of deception detection.

Charles R. Honts is a Professor of Psychology at Boise State University. He continues a 36-year long research program that focuses on applying psychological science to real-world problems. He is internationally recognized as one of the world's top experts on credibility assessment. Professor Honts has published and/or presented more than 350 scientific papers on deception detection. He has also published and given expert testimony on interrogation and false confession, eyewitness identification, and the forensic interviewing of children. Besides the United States, Professor Honts has given lectures and continuing education in Canada, China, Columbia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, and The Netherlands, and has appeared in courts around the world as an expert witness 121 times.

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