Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Convention: Boston, MA

Special Event

Prime Time Psychology: Science is the Story in 'Lie to Me'

Chair: Paul Ekman
Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco

Paul Ekman’s pioneering work on emotions and facial expressions is the basis for a new television series, Lie to Me. The series’ main character is Dr. Lightman, the “world’s leading deception expert,” a human lie detector who cracks criminal cases by reading facial expressions, voice, and movements. Ekman joins members of the production group and cast to talk about how psychological science research is used in this new show. The panel will be moderated by Robert Levenson, and the program will include excerpts from the series.


Robert W. Levenson
University of California, Berkeley

2010 Program Committee
Tyler S. Lorig, Washington and Lee University (Chair); Nalini Ambady, Tufts University; Abigail Baird, Vassar College; Sian Beilock, University of Chicago; Daniel Klein, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York; Richard Lewis, Pomona College; Kris Preacher, University of Kansas; Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University; Timothy Strauman, Duke University; Tracy Zinn, James Madison University