no better than would be expected

11:59 Jun 11, 2013
English to Farsi (Persian) translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Psychology
English term or phrase: no better than would be expected
Overall, the researchers concluded, subjective measures – or a gut feeling – might be more effective for lie detection than any available scientific measure. The problem with relying on body language is that while liars may be slightly more likely to exhibit a few behaviours, people who are telling the truth do the same things. In fact, the signals you might think of as red flags for lying, like fidgeting and avoiding eye contact, tend to be signs of emotional discomfort in general, and a non-liar is more likely to express them under the pressure of questioning. This is perhaps why, despite having a vested interest in spotting liars, we are generally pretty bad at it. In fact, US psychologist Paul Ekman has found that most people perform no better than would be expected by chance. And the success rate of judges, police, forensic psychiatrists and FBI agents is only marginally higher.
zeinab Khamehyar
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5 +1بهتر از آنچه از آنها انتظار می رود
Mina Ahmadi
3بهتر از آنچه انتظار می رفت نبودند
Ehsan Alipour



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بهتر از آنچه انتظار می رفت نبودند


Ehsan Alipour
Local time: 21:25
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Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian), Native in Persian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)
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بهتر از آنچه از آنها انتظار می رود


Mina Ahmadi
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Native speaker of: Native in Persian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi), Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
PRO pts in category: 25

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agree  Alireza Amini: فراتر از انتظار possible. The verb is perform and shows the tense...
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