Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2007

Nonverbal Communication: Distinguishing Truth and Lies

by Michael A. Wheeler

Abstract

This video-based coursework illuminates the importance--and difficulty--of judging whether people are trustworthy. Students can test their skills at assessing whether contestants in a high-stakes game show will cooperate or defect.

Keywords: Nonverbal Communication; Competency and Skills; Moral Sensibility; Emotions; Trust;

Citation:

Wheeler, Michael A. "Nonverbal Communication: Distinguishing Truth and Lies." Harvard Business School Video Case 908-702, September 2007.