Lie To Me Analysis

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The TV series “Lie to me” aired in 2009 on the FOX channel and very soon earned a good reputation not only among general audience but either psychological specialist. The Pilot episode was seen by 12.3 million people around the world. [1] However, it is not a typical “mass market” kind of serial and moreover was based on the book by Paul Ekman, psychology professor from University of California. Main idea is concentrated about a specialist, Cal Lightman, who is able to reach the truth through body language and facial expressions of any given person. With the help of Lightman’s method, specialists are able to understand much more, literally from one blink, or a muscle movement, than a detective after a precise inquiry. The serial raises questions…show more content…
Even so, lie has always been present; there are still lots of unexplored factors of it. Not just modern psychologists’ works are devoted to studies of lie and its nature, but moreover many philosophers’ writings are based on contemplation and analysis of that. However, these kinds of studies are very objective, in everyday life we associate lie with a bad property, which is on the contrary a subjective point. However, when we have a choice, for example whether to lie or remain silent about a particular situation, second one sounds not so bad, isn’t it? That is the point Cal Lightman’s work starts. The question arises: why do we lie? With the help of obtained knowledge, I can state, that on subconscious level individual wants to unveil in front of others as the best, the smartest, the strongest and etc. It is understandably not possible, so at that moment lie boosts our self-presentation. That is about possible positive side of everyday life deception. On contrast, we observe much more negative ways of lie usage as betrayals, crimes, cheating and so on. All of the reasons might have a large variety of supports behind: one might want to save reputation, other one to keep relationships safe, third to gain as much money or power as…show more content…
Not once were FBI agents or leaders of world powers asking for help. Moreover, one episode was devoted to revealing a terroristic group that was planning an act of terrorism, which is basically a factual situation, when Dr. Ekman was helping local police and anti-terroristic groups. Considering current state and comparing it to the past, I would conclude that the scale deception is occupying, negatively affects the society’s daily life. All intents and purposes, taking into account today’s situation in the world, that very feature of identifying this sort of deception would be very much greeted, in order to save lives of innocent kids, women and elderly
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