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The Doctor's Corner Blog

The Innocent Lives Foundation has a new blog column run by Dr. Abbie Maroño. This column will guide you on issues from mental health to solutions for childhood adversity.


Please see Abbie Maroño's Peer-reviewed publications via her Google Scholar profile link below

Answering the questions of Trust.

Trust is vitally important as our survival depends on our ability to cooperate with others. What signals should we look for to determine someone’s trustworthiness? Can we trust ourselves? How do we build trust in the first place? Dr Abbie brings a unique level of experience and scientific validation to this conversation.

A Masterclass in Body Language 

In this episode of the Mi-Fit Podcast, we cover:

How Dr. Abbie found her passion at such a young age

Comparing lower and upper body language

How your lower body can make you more (or less) approachable

What you should do with your hands

How to gain a competitive advantage with your headshot

The optimal head position when listening to your counterpart

Establishing trust through non-verbal communication

Ideas on Stage - The Leadership Communication Podcast

In this episode we talked about body language and nonverbal communication in the context of public speaking.

Articles Published in Forbes

Can You Really Influence Someone Using Body Language?

These Are Some Nonverbal Signs That Someone Is In Distress

This Was My Experience Getting A PhD In Behavior Analysis

Why Is Body Language An Important Field To Study?

How To Master The Art Of Body Language

Body Language Explained

Two Keys To Effective Negotiation

Why Cooperation Is Important?


How Your Social Skills Can Help You Elicit The Information You Want

How Animals Perceive Your Body Language

The surprising truth about your lower body's nonverbal communication.

Dr. Abbie Marono a next generation researcher when it comes to decoding a person’s personality, intentions, motivations, unconscious thoughts and feelings, fears, status, dominance or even his or her opinions on specific topics. This interview is packed with practical tips for those interested in reading people beyond popular believe. If you are a professional who depends on the accurate analysis of what you see in other people then you might find that Abbie’s scientific discoveries are an essential addition to your Social Intelligence tool kid.

The Science of Social Engineering

 In this episode, we talk about human lie detection and that everything we learned on Lie to Me might be a lie! How can we discern good scientific information from bad, so we can learn the skills of social engineering


Threats to Trust with Dr. Abbie Marono

Tune into this in-depth episode as Abbie shares her techniques for Building and Assessing Trust.

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Cyber Crime Junkies

The Science Behind Social Engineering. Expert Analysis with Dr Marono

We Speak with renowned expert, Dr Abbie Marono on the biological and psychological elements of social engineering and learn practical ways to protect ourselves online.


The way we present ourselves and interact with others is just as important as the very words we use. We’re joined by Abbie Maroño, who walks us through the dos and don’ts of nonverbal communication. Abbie points to various research studies that demonstrate how specific awareness of our own nonverbal behavior and of those around us can have a great impact on every aspect of our lives.


The Art of Charm | Dr. Abbie Maroño

Trust is important because our survival depends on our ability to cooperate with the people around us, so why do we place a strong emphasis on competition, what signals should we look for to determine someone’s trustworthiness, and how do we build trust in the first place?


The Social-Engineer | Dr. Abbie Maroño

Today we will be talking with Abbie Maroño, a nonverbal communications and social influence coach. Abbie published her first paper in nonverbal communication at 19 years old, going on to do her PhD in behavior analysis and become a university lecturer at 23. She now directs a research group, BRINC, alongside her coaching and teaching.

Behavioural Analysis Conference 2022

The Lower Body: nonverbal cues of emotional distress

In this presentation Abbie will discuss how to train professionals, particularly those in a clinical or forensic setting, to recognise valuable nonverbal cues of emotional distress in the lower body in an unobtrusive way.


Can you really tell if someone is lying? Here's what the experts say. - National Geographic

The Role Of Closeness In The Relationship Between Nonverbal Mimicry And Cooperation. Published in CREST

Articles Published in Apple News 

Body Language Myths Debunked By A Behavior Analysis Expert. -Apple News

How People Show Confidence Through Body Language

How Shame Influences Our Behavior

The Difference Between Guilt and Shame

3 Important Reasons for Self-Reflection

Nonverbal Cues of Deceptive Behavior

Articles Published in Psychology Today

What It Takes to Have Prosocial Influence

How Bacteria Affect Our Health, Emotions, and Behavior

Debunking Body Language Myths

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