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The Analysis of Nonverbal Communication: The Dangers of Pseudoscience in Security and Justice Contexts

Vincent Denault, Pierrich Plusquellec, Louise M Jupe, Michel St-Yves, Norah E Dunbar, Maria Hartwig, Siegfried L Sporer, Jessica Rioux-Turcotte, Jonathan Jarry, Dave Walsh, Henry Otgaar, Andrei Viziteu, Victoria Talwar, David A Keatley, Iris Blandon-Gitlin, Clint Townson, Nadine Deslauriers-Varin, Scott O Lilienfeld, Miles L Patterson, Igor Areh Show all

Anuario de Psicología Jurídica | Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid | Published : 2020


For security and justice professionals (e.g., police officers, lawyers, judges), the thousands of peer-reviewed articles on nonverbal communication represent important sources of knowledge. However, despite the scope of the scientific work carried out on this subject, professionals can turn to programs, methods, and approaches that fail to reflect the state of science. The objective of this article is to examine (i) concepts of nonverbal communication conveyed by these programs, methods, and approaches, but also (ii) the consequences of their use (e.g., on the life or liberty of individuals). To achieve this objective, we describe the scope of scientific research on nonverbal communication. ..

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