It has also been added to Gladden’s own website. It was probably published with an audience in mind of psychology enthusiasts or college students studying psychology. However, anyone could benefit from this article. This could be written to convince someone that the face training given to our police, military, and FBI agents is Just as important as let’s say, gun training. Caldwell begins by giving a first person account by John Hairbrush, a retired cop, from when he was working patrol for the Los Angles County Sheriffs Department.
He shares how he was in a bad part of the neighborhood and on a routine stop he had a gun pulled on him and s he stared at this boy during their standoff, he Just knew he wasn’t going to shoot him. He claims he did not feel any Immediate danger. Now, most people In this situation would not have hesitated to pull their own trigger If they had a gun pointed at them. Why did John Hairbrush hesitate? Caldwell goes on to describe what kind of person John Hairbrush is. He talks about his home in Arizona being full of John Wayne and Dale Reinhardt.
John’s parents were both doctors and his personality is very analytical. Caldwell describes how John will follow your movements with his yes, study your every move, and listen very intently. John claims he saw something in that boy that night that caused him not to shoot. A team of psychologists would give a test where they would show a series of videos of people telling lies and the truth to police personnel, customs officers, Judges, trial lawyers, and psychotherapists, as well as to officers from the F.
B. I. , the C. I. A. , the D. E. A. , and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the people who need to be good at spotting lies, and they would have to tell them who was doing what. On average they cored 50%, which statistically speaking would be the same as If they had Just guessed and not even seen the videos. However, about 1 in 1000 did extremely well. A Texas Ranger, an ex-A. T. F. Agent, a few therapists, an arbitrator, a vice cop and John Hairbrush, all scored amazingly well.
Our faces tell stories and we don’t even realize it is happening. Caldwell uses the example, “When someone says “l love you,” we look into that person’s eyes to judge his or her sincerity. When we meet someone new, we often pick up on subtle signals, so that, even though he or she may have talked in a aroma and friendly manner, afterward we say, “l don’t think he liked me,” or “l don’t think she’s very happy. ” (p. 2) We can often come to the conclusion of how someone feels before they say anything.
Caldwell then shows us another example of how this is human nature by giving the accounts of Paul Seaman who went around the globe showing people different pictures of facial expressions and having them say what they were. It was conclusive that even In the most remote villages of Africa, people see emotions ten same way. Paul Seaman learned Trot one AT ten Test race readers to ever live, Silvia Tompkins. Caldwell explains, “Tompkins could walk into a post office, go over to the “Wanted” posters, and, Just by looking at mug shots, tell you what crimes the various fugitives had committed. Seaman even once found unseen footage from two extremely different tribes from the remote Jungles of New Guiana, one was extremely gentle and the other was violent and had horrible traditions. Seaman cut this footage to only show the faces of the tribes, and without any prior knowledge Tomtit was able to point out everything about the two tribes correctly right down to he horrific homosexual rituals performed by one of the tribes.
This is all very convincing evidence to Gladden’s original claim that we are able to read people by their faces alone, next Caldwell takes it a step further by explaining that Seaman and his partner Ferries were able to come up with a system in which to tie every possible facial expression to an emotion and track it. They call it, FACES – Facial Acting Coding System. This brings back our underlying question, how can someone tell someone’s true intentions by their face alone?
Seaman has named them, “microprocessors” They may flash across your face in less than a second and you most of the time won’t even realize you’re making it. Playing perfectly to the emotions of the reader, Caldwell shares a story of Mary, a suicidal house wife, she seemed to respond well to therapy, but after being released she committed suicide successfully. Seaman and Ferries studied her therapy sessions in slow motion for months and they finally found after her therapist asked her what her plans were for the future, a look a pure despair flashed across her face.