How to read body language? A lecture on proven gestures from a profiler’s point of view
Listen to a lecture on the fascinating subject of body language. Learn which gestures are worth taking into account when observing people and how to interpret them. How does body language change when we are being inconsistent or dishonest? Analyse with me photographs and short video records as part of classes conducted indoors.
Is body language universal? The intercultural nature of nonverbal behaviors
Listen to a story about how our body language changes depending on our cultural background and place of upbringing. Which gestures and facial expressions are universal around the globe? What connects us with other nations and what keeps us apart? What opportunities and what threats to communication does it involve?
Behavior analysis in lie detection. Which lie detecting techniques are worth knowing from a profiler’s point of view
Listen to a story on detecting lie in a profiler’s work. During this lecture, I will tell you what proved helpful in identifying suspicious behaviors at airports and border crossing points, as well as whether machines are better than a human at detecting lies. Is it worth to practice behavioral analysis? See for yourself.
How to read between the lines? Statement credibility analysis, or how does the way we talk and write change when we are lying
Do you know that language changes depending on personality, emotional state or illness? Listen closely to a lecture on how to read between the lines to know and understand more. Learn how linguistic structures change in e-mails, chat rooms or when answering questions when our objective is to hide the truth.
How do we read people? Perception of appearance, or how and why people attribute specific traits to us
A conservative or a liberal? Competent or incompetent? Envious or kind? Would you like to know which traits serve as the basis for automated assessment of other people? Listen about how shapes and facial features affect social perception and what biases we hold in this regard when assessing people. Let’s have a conversation on whether adding a photograph to one’s CV makes sense and how not to give in to stereotypes.
The emotional map of the face. How emotions affect our facial appearance
Have you ever wondered how do graphic designers, animators, and artists know how to visually convey emotions by means of facial expressions? How do Facebook engineers know how to design emoticons that are readable to users worldwide? Why does it seem to us that the face of one elderly person emanates wisdom while that of another emanates warmth, and yet another – the hardships of life? Listen closely how emotions experienced for years form a track record carved in facial appearance.