Tag Archive: Psychology

Apr 17

Graphology: A Deductive Dive Into The World Of Handwriting Analysis…

Before we begin here’s a few words on the subject of Graphology from Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty in the film “Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows” courtesy of Warner Brothers: This interaction actually brings up a few points I want to make before we actually jump into learning about handwriting analysis. You’ll notice that …

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Apr 10

A Quick Q&A With A Mastermind… “How To Think Like Maria Konnikova”

  If you haven’t heard the name Maria Konnikova, you haven’t been paying attention. Maria Konnikova is an accomplished psychologist, journalist and author of the highly acclaimed book Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes. This brilliant book combines neuroscience and psychology to explore Holmes’s unique methods of mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction.  This is a must read …

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Oct 13

Inside The World Of Nonverbal Communication – An Interview With Former FBI Spycatcher Joe Navarro.

Not many can say they were personally approached to join the FBI, but this is exactly what happened to Joe Navarro while he was working as a police officer at the tender age of 23. He accepted their offer and became one of the youngest agents ever to join the renowned investigative agency.
Joe spent the next 25 years at the FBI, working both as an agent and supervisor in the areas of counterintelligence and counter-terrorism Through his work he was able to study, refine and apply the science of non-verbal communications. His acumen in this field and his success as a spy-catcher, led Joe to begin training FBI agents and the intelligence community. Retiring from the FBI in 2003, and meeting overwhelming demand for his notable insights into human behavior, Joe has dedicated himself to speaking and consulting with major corporations worldwide.
Today Joe is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on reading non-verbal communications and he is regularly interviewed on programs such as NBC’s Today Show, Fox News, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’ Early Show, and for publications such as The Washington Post and Psychology Today.
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Mr. Navarro was kind enough to agree to answering some questions for myself and the readers of this blog. His answers were insightful and delightful in every way, and yes, we even briefly discussed Sherlock Holmes. Let’s jump right into it…

May 31

How to Tell Who is Lying to You – The Latest Psychological Research

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Joe Riggs here, as a Mentalist & Consultant I have to be able to achieve this very goal, with accuracy that is either incredible, or humiliating. There is really no in between for myself. With that being said you can understand exactly why I’ve read a literal cathedral of books & articles on this topic over my lifetime.
I was raised by Psychic Readers, some of the best liars on the planet. Not only that but amazingly good, professional psychic readers. By the time I was 13 a local newspaper would call me “young Sherlock.”

May 08

Sociopaths have become society’s new entertainment

I found this most delightful article online in the Daily Nebraskan’s Opinions section. Written by a certain Erica Bartz. The article wonderfully mentions Sherlock Holmes which I applaud her for. Hardcore Sherlock fans will also note that her last name, is very, relevant. Here is the article:

May 05

Beau Lotto – Optical Illusions Show How We See…

Beau Lotto’s color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can’t normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what’s really out there. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5otGNbkuc