Friday, May 2, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2805: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher and the Othello Error - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Amanda Knox was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo yesterday regarding the murder of Meredith Kercher. A segment of this interview is included above.

At the 1:44 mark Mr. Cuomo begins, "Did you let Rudy Guede in your apartment?"
Knox replies, "No."
Cuomo continues, "Were you with Rudy Guede in your apartment that night?"
Knox answers, "No."
She then makes the facial expression captured in the image below - that of fear (1:52 - 1:53).

Many would say that because of her expression here of fear - it indicates Ms. Knox is guilty. This is a mistake is a common one. For just as Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello had fear of being falsely accused (Ekman), so does Ms. Knox (and many, many others).

What other body language signals/moments of fear are seen in this video?

Ms. Knox's sincerity quotient is high. Based on nonverbal and other analysis in this and other videos, Amanda Knox did not kill Meredith Kercher.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 1706: Amanda Knox Interview after Guilty Verdict - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2707: Amanda Knox's Guilty Verdict - Italian Jurors' Body Language

Negotiation Secret # 331: Amanda Knox's Sincerity

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2656: Threat Assessment during Robbery - Body Language of Perpetrator

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2512:  Matthew Cordle's YouTube Confession  and the Death of Vincent Canzani  "I Killed a Man" - What His Body Language Tells Us ...  It's NOT what you think!

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2231:  A Common Facial Expression of Mass Killers - Using Body Language as a Threat Assessment Tool

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2804: Robinson CanĂ³, Disgruntled fans - Body Language and the Back Pat