Sometimes the dots or the events leading up to a mass killing, adolescent went berserk or a respected authority acting in an irrational and meaningless way is just a sequence of events without a knowable rationale.
Daubert standards address not only the expertise of the witness but the basis on which they are offering their opinions. For vocational and psychological experts specifically, the expert must be relevant and reliable (to be able to be tested and to have a specific error rate that can be quantified).
Advice about negotiation often focuses on procedure, strategy, and tactics. However, some of the most important factors in dispute resolution are the subliminal aspects of the interaction that operate outside the awareness of the participants, which may create unnecessary barriers to the effective resolution in dispute.
This post will provide brief outlines of basic techniques for detecting lies and determining whether a person is truthful, or less than truthful.