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Newcastle Herald Weekender Interview Nov 2011

By Alan Stevens / June 21, 2013

(Alan) Most of my life I’ve been in positions where interactions with other people have been a major focus. I’d say though, that I became more interested in the 1980’s as a Surf Lifesaver looking to understand why people put themselves in obvious danger and how some reacted after they were rescued, and in the role as an Examiner, the way students saw the surf differently.

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As humans we’ve read faces since the beginning of time

By Alan Stevens / June 21, 2013

We looked for facial expressions to determine the level of threat from the indicators of other people’s emotional state; if they are friendly or whether they mean us harm. We use their facial features to help us recognise if they are someone we know or if they are strangers.

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The Games People Play and how to read what’s really going on

By Alan Stevens / June 21, 2013

Firstly, Body Language can tell you how a person is emotionally feeling at any point in time. A person’s movements, especially their hands, unconsciously give away if they are engaged or disengaged in a conversation, if they are comfortable of feeling uneasy.

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Recognising Traits for Jury Selection

By Alan Stevens / June 21, 2013

As I’ve explained in previous Blogs and Posts, humans have had a fascination for faces and what they interpret from the features and expressions. Where Micro Expressions are the unconsciously “leaked” indicators that give away what a person may be trying to conceal, Facial Features (the structure of a person’s face) can tell you how a person prefers to process information and how they are likely to behave in any given situation.

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