Applied Deception Detection

Chapter

Abstract

  • This chapter offers a state-of-the-art summary of advances in human deception detection theory and research, and provides diverse examples of human-to-human deception. With regard to deception detection, findings regarding prevalence and motives have a number of important implications. Research on deception motives clearly documents that lying is not a random event, but is instead somewhat predictable. Meta-analyses of deception detection training find that while training produces significant improvement over no-training controls, that improvement amounts to an improvement from 54% accuracy to only 58 or 59% accuracy. Among the most important practical implications of deception research is the idea that presuming that others are communicating honestly and in a good faith is a good thing most of the time.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781119399858
  • Start Page

  • 693
  • End Page

  • 705
  • Volume

  • 1-2