Monday, November 8, 2010

Netflix: Spying for Lying Unofficial Video Course

SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 30: Red Netflix envelopes sit in a bin of mail at the U.S. Post Office sort center March 30, 2010 in San Francisco, California. If the U.S. Postal Service wins its bid to drop Saturday delivery service, customers of the popular online video rental company Netflix could see gaps in DVD delivery and will have to do without Saturday delivery, a popular day to receive movies. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Having recently joined Netflix, I am impressed with a couple of the items available that relates directly to the topics I discuss on this website.

So every so often I will mention things, I am watching that you could also watch if you have an interest in learning more about the craft.

  1. The Human Face.  Four episodes examine the human faces from every angle: cultural, historical, biological, physiological, and psychological.  I wish my first experience with this topic as an undergraduate had been so well laid out; instead I had to read Ekman's book and some things are grasped much better when you see the expressions on video- instead of described via writing.
  2. The First 48.   This is the reality crime series that follows real life homicide detectives as they investigate murders.  There is no better place to see videos of interviews and interrogations.  These episodes have actual persons of interest... lying, telling half truths, giving themselves away... or their associates.  Watch all the seasons (there are ten seasons online as I write this) and it really is like you have been a detective if you have taken the time to read the books I recommend on the right hand side of this web page.  You see the different tricks of the detective, learn to spot the lie more naturally (compared to just examining the technical aspects of body language) and gain experience.  My advice is to start with season 10 and work backwards through the seasons.
More suggestions to come as I find them, if you know of any others we should be watching, drop me an email (using the link on the botton of this webpage) and I'll pass them along to other loyal readers of Spying for Lying.◦


Kuzmich said...

This all sounds awesome but Netflix is only for those living in America. Those who do not live cannot sign up or view anything. Shame for it seems like a very good thing.