Spy the Lie
In this book, three former CIA investigators described the techniques they employed to identify lies. This 249 paged book is divided into fourteen chapters that are presented in a light and informative way, with real case studies included.
This book focuses on the indicators used to identify lies. Readers are specifically invited to comprehend the indicators of lies in a context.
For example, swearing “in the name of God” is mentioned as a sign of lying, along with responding questions with questions, expressing fury, denying, and making inconsistent statements.
Someone who swears to God, on the other hand, is not always lying. Other clues and contexts must be considered by an investigator (motivation and modality).
This book also describes in plain terms how CIA operatives use interrogation tactics to reveal falsehoods without resorting to violence, which may be used in daily situations.
For example, opening a question with a preamble such as “everyone makes mistakes” or “no one is flawless” might make the individual being interrogated more open to replying.
This book avoids using overly technical terms, so that everyone may easily comprehend it. Spy The Lie is recommended for hiring managers, parents, instructors, and anybody who is interested in learning about the psychology of lying.