Scared of Happiness?

Some people are afraid to be happy.  It isn’t that they don’t want to be happy or that they enjoy being unhappy.  They have come to feel that being happy will come at a price or will be followed by calamity or at least ill fortune.  In some cases, this dynamic can reflect superstitious thinking. …

Emotions Aren’t Universal. Their Interpretation Is.

The breadth of emotions that our eyes are able to express is truly far-reaching. From joy to longing, from anger to fear, from sadness to disgust – eyes can become powerful windows to our internal states. We use our eyes to take in the world around us, and to reflect the world within us. To…

The Vast Psychological Damage Created During Violent Interrogations

“The report shows that, to obtain information, CIA officers intimidated detainees with threats to harm their families, which included, “threats to harm a detainee’s children, threats to sexually abuse the mother of a detainee, and threats to cut a detainee’s mother’s throat.” These individuals were also led to believe they would never be allowed to leave CIA…

How Temptation Drives You Mad?

Freud used to say that we are “Polymorphous perverts” when we are kids. That may be true. We are all aware about the inner and powerful dynamic of temptation. It is difficult to resist and complicated to avoid. It is similar to a nightmare which comes over and over again into our small tiny brains…

Profile Anyone In Less Than 3 Seconds

Profiling is such a big industry. Such an intensive science which shall be applied to all fields of education. “Homo sapiens” are liars by default. We lie constantly on daily basis. We portray a tricky truth from the moment we wake up every morning till the time that we go off to bed again. The…

The lies we tell ourselves

Everybody engages in some amount of self-deception or the other, little denials or rationalizations that remove unpleasant evidences of our warts. Episodes of self- enhancements are extremely normal. Truth be told, slightly overrating ourselves seems to be psychologically healthy. Self-deception alleviates stress, benefits relationships, and makes us more resilient by sheltering the ego from the…

BrExit: Driven by rationality or by emotion?

Most economists have had a near-unified opinion that the vote out will result in a slumped Britain Economy. Frankly speaking, it is collateral damage. The ‘sovereign’ nation is feared to suffer immensely, be it through slowdown in investments or simply losing out on a favourable trade union. So why did the referendum go on to…

How Incoherent The Brexit Was?

Considering all the disadvantages of the Brexit, Britishers committed a huge mistake separating from the EU. However, if we look at the Psychological terms, was it a mistake or a redem of economic stress? “People who are unhappy and angry often don’t attend to the long-term consequences of their actions. Crimes of passion, by definition,…

DON’T SHY AWAY FROM YOUR FEELINGS

We always fear some of our emotions- most of them being negative ones like pain, anger, fear sadness. We try to tune them out but still feel them. It is preferable to be numb rather than feel the pain. Defense mechanisms may be created to protect us but they can go on to hurt us…

Let’s Explore The Atlas Of Emotions

I never believed that an atlas of emotions would be possible. Though it is pretty insightful as research, it lacks of application for the real world and current professional scenario. For those who love acquiring new intrusive knowledge like me, this atlas represents a good tool to do so. However, there are certain miscorrelation and…

Why Should Police Rely On Psychology To Solve The Cases?

Contrasting statements by two Palghar residents, who are accused in a murder case, led the police to rope in a psychologist to catch the liar. When a government school teacher and her lover were arrested for allegedly killing the former’s husband in Palghar last year, local police were initially puzzled by the different accounts given…

Why knowing about deception is as important as knowing how to sum?

Microexpressions, body language, writing analysis, voice stress analysis, behavioural analysis, profiling…it all comes to the Detection of Deception in human beings and animals. Psychology is a broad science which combined with Neuroscience allows us to spread the service denominated as Applied Neuroscience and Psychology with a Business potential perspective.  A small exercise. Read the questions…

Can you read my mind? -India

When you first put your feet on Indian territory, a strange sensation covers your entire body from bottom to top, flowing a ridiculous sensation of happiness which reaches your brain and creates a facial expression post the chemical reaction. That expression is happiness… The above lines would be fascinating if they’d be true. Unfortunately what…

ARE YOU NAKED? WELL, YOUR MIND IS

In continuation to previous articles in the art of Detection of Deception, I take the chance to recall-with the permission of the specialist Richard Cytowic- the most important areas to look at in someone’s face in order to identify deception. However, I’ll repeat one more time: Deception Experts are born, not made. The scientific formula…

Deception Detection: An Overview

Human behaviour & its complex mechanism have been a field of scientific research for decades now. Peoples’ motivations & drives are a mystery to most people & are not easy to understand. A host of factors add up to make up the complex called a ‘personality’. Now when it comes to deciphering or decoding the…

The best liar in the world

True is that the best liars are always hidden. But this is outrageous. For almost a century, the well known Polygraph has been unofficially recognised as uneffective. At IRIANS, we do not use this kind of old fashioned tech which detects whether your body is stimulated or not according to the constant rainfall of questions…

Do People See Emotions in Your Face That Aren’t There?

Studies of “resting bitch face,” and why women see it more than men. New research suggests that women have a tendency to attribute more hostility to other women’s faces than is actually present or intended. The notion of “resting bitch face,” or the tendency for a woman’s neutral facial expression to appear angry or annoyed,…

LIARS BY NATURE, OR BY ABSORPTION?

Wanna get ready to start the ATC COUSE with IRIANS? IRIANS is the only Institute in Asia which provides the best and certified course in Detection of Deception and Business Communication. Therefore, I really find this article written by Ira Hyman, PhD., a wonderful interaction to understand the basics of ‘Lying’ in Children. “Lying is…

The terrorism system. Understanding of groupal behaviour

Going through the APA (American Psychological Association) Journal I discovered a great article related to my field, anti terrorism. Not so long back I worked in my last case against terrorism operating  as a “Deception system” as I am doing now (in minor scale) in South East Asia, therefore this well – written article reminded…

Body Language Myths

Prevailing myths about non-verbal communication Post by Joe Navarro M.A. The first myth claims that because we know so much about body language now, it is easy to spot a liar. The second myth, and it is exactly that, a myth, is that eye aversion is indicative of deception. Beginning in the 1970’s so called…

Suspect Profile. How do we do it?

IRIANS solves cases globally focusing now in Mumbai (India) and South east Asia. The process of how the cases are solved follows a pattern of suspect profiling. The suspect has to be classified into different categories and we will work accordingly. Have a look at the following article by Caitlin Beddows where the profiling process…

Childhood sexual abuse. Out of context?

This great article by David M. Allen (M.D) defines what all sexual abuse on children is about. A matter of personality. Strongly recommended. “Albert Einstein was said to have had a sign over his office at Princeton that said, “Everything that counts cannot be counted and everything that can be counted does not count.” When…

‘Hotspots’ or myths? Let’s light them up.

Myth #1 – Everyone lies. Not so. Not about serious matters, not about lies which if caught could result in the end of a relationship, employment, freedom, large sums of money or life itself. Those are what I call high stake lies; they are the lies that the police and the FBI and insecure spouses…

Brain cells and our perception of the world

After encouraging you all to watch ‘Inside Out’ (Disney Pixar movie)which explains in a very understandable and simple way the role and function of each and every emotion , I would like to invite you to read this article about the research done by Daniel Salzman PhD who, along with some of his colleagues, is…

The Criminal’s Up – downs emotional levels.

As per my experience in the detection of deception field into the criminal world, police stations and prisons, I found this article a clear example of what inmates can really experience while being under extreme control, being able to fake any kind of emotion and being retractive making our role even more complicated. “Mental health professionals who…

What is NLP?

Having doubts about what NLP is all about and what do we do at IRIANS? You wanna try it out but you are not sure enough if it’s worth it? Well, do not waste more time wondering why and how, just go through this clear and neat perception of the NLP idea by Robert B. Dilts. “NLP stands…

What “Psychopath” Means

Most of us think that we know the real meaning of this common and well-known substantive but… Do we? Prove you are right. Here the truth. ” “VIOLENT psychopath” (21,700). “Psychopathic serial killer” (14,700). “Psychopathic murderer” (12,500). “Deranged psychopath” (1,050). We have all heard these phrases before, and the number of Google hits following them in…

Next stop: Ground floor- the Brainstem

“Even as a small child, you witnessed the healing power of your brain stem at work. If you scraped your knee, you could watch day-by-day as your body repaired itself, eventually becoming a brand new patch of skin. This kind of phenomenon, although commonplace, is really quite miraculous. But what does the brain stem have…

Next stop: First floor of your brain-amygdala & emotions

The amygdala triggers your emotions faster than your conscious awareness. The unique “speed dial circuits” of the two almond sized nuclei within your brain are the first to react to emotionally significant events. These organs protect you from harm by interpreting subconscious hints of danger to trigger lightning fast responses. The amazing pattern recognition competence…