What I Know And Why I Investigated The Topic

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What I Know and Why I Investigated the Topic
I have been watching the show “Lie to Me” which involves a detective who is also a Psychologist. What makes it interesting is that he also knows a lot about micro-expressions which gives him an edge. He is hired by the police or any other person who needs something investigated and he questions them, knowing all the while if they are lying. I think this is such a wonderful and exciting job, it’s like no one can get past you with lying.
Since I am so fascinated by him I want to find out more. I believe that since it is a TV show it may be a little over exaggerated. I know that studying psychology is a hard task along with micro-expressions. I want to know what it takes to get all of these down in order to become a professional, how many years it takes. I also want to know how it is in the day of a professionals life in the real world, is there job in demand? Do many people really come and hire them?
With so many questions racing through my mind I’ve formed one solid question that wraps it all up but can spread into numerous topics; how does one gain the skills to analyze and detect micro expressions, and how could this knowledge benefit me?
The Search
The first part of the paper was really easy just as Mrs.Shizz said it would be. It went by really smooth I just described all that I knew about my topic. This part of the essay also included the questions I would be answering throughout my essay.
Since I had the first part done I went right into doing research which was kind of hard. When I was trying to find books they were usually psychology based and barely had anything about micro expressions. I began to think I was looking in the wrong place. I asked the librarian for assistance and she only found two books which were encyclopedias.
I went back and typed into a search engine books on micro expressions found about 14 on Amazon and went to the librarian and had her search them up and we found two out of the 14 books. Out of these books I only found one that was a big help along with the two she found the first time.
I found myself getting very frustrated because I found out that the job I was searching wasn’t even a college major and anyone could jump right into it just from simple training from Paul Ekman. It was very hard trying to find major parts in the encyclopedias that specifically dealt with psychology.
Besides the books I found a lot of good information on the internet through websites. I say these helps me the most because they got deeper into the topic of micro expressions where as the books were an overview and were trying to actually teach you how to figure out and learn micro expressions.
I know now as a researcher I am very god because of the whole library system thing because usually people get an answer, which in my case was a no we don’t have any more, then stop. I believe that since I still went on searching that I was really productive and motivated in finding...

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