Lesson Plan: Are Human Lie Detectors Better Than Machines?
II. While Reading Activities
- nonverbal |nänˈvərbəl| adjective-not involving or using words or speech: forms of nonverbal communication.
- evidence /ˈevədəns/ noun-the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid. “the study finds little evidence of overt discrimination”
- deception |diˈsepSHən| noun the action of deceiving someone: obtaining property by deception.
- averting |əˈvərt| verb [ with obj. ] turn away (one’s eyes or thoughts): she averted her eyes during the more violent scenes.
- illusion |iˈlo͞oZHən| noun-a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses: the illusion makes parallel lines seem to diverge by placing them on a zigzag-striped background.
- theory |ˈTHēərē, ˈTHi(ə)rē| noun ( pl. theories ) a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based: a theory of education | music theory.
- *Pinocchio US /pɪˈnoʊkioʊ/; [piˈnɔkkjo]) noun-a fictional character and the main protagonist of the children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), by the Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamed of becoming a real boy. He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons. Whenever Pinocchio told a lie his nose would grow.
- stress |stres| noun-a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances: he’s obviously under a lot of stress | [ in combination ] : stress-related illnesses.
- forensics |fəˈrenzik, -sik| adjective- of, relating to, or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime: forensic evidence.
- impressive |imˈpresiv| adjective-evoking admiration through size, quality, or skill: grand, imposing, or awesome: an impressive view of the mountains | impressive achievements in science.
Sources: New Oxford American Dictionary, * Wikipedia
- F- TSA stands for Transportation Security Administration.
- T- TSA is training thousands of behavior detection officers.
- F- Critics say there’s no evidence that these efforts have stopped a single terrorist.
- NA-Men lie the most.
- F- Most people think liars give themselves away by averting their eyes or making nervous gestures. This is not true.
- T- Law-enforcement officers are not consistently better at it than ordinary people.
- F- There is no one cue that will always accompany deception.
- T- John S. Pistole is the The T.S.A.’s administrator.
- T- Some researchers believe that you get so much more information by just by talking to people.
- NA-It is difficult to tell if children are lying or not.
Structure and Usage
I. 2-They look for facial expressions and other nonverbal clues.
II. 3-In scientific experiments, people do a lousy job of spotting liars.
III. 1- There’s an illusion of insight that comes from looking at a person’s body.
IV. Listening Activity
Video Clip: Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar. TEDTalks
- Lie spotters are people armed with scientific knowledge about how to spot deception.
- The phrase “Lying is a cooperative act” means someone chooses to believe a lie.
- There are times when people are unwilling participants in a lie.
- Some infamous people involved in public deception were Robert Hanson, Aldrich Hanes, and Bernard Madoff.
- According to studies most of us encounter nearly 10-200 lies a day.
- According to research, we lie more to strangers than coworkers, extroverts lie more than introverts, and men lie 8 times more about themselves then about other people.
- Women lie more to protect other people.
- According to Meyer the two patterns of deception are speech and body language.
- The video of two mothers were used to demonstrate the difference between truth telling and lying.
- According to research lying is a part of our history and culture.