The dimensions of deception detection: Self‐reported deception cue use is underpinned by two broad factors

Hamlin, Iain; Wright, Gordon R. T.; Van Der Zee, Sophie and Wilson, Stuart. 2018. The dimensions of deception detection: Self‐reported deception cue use is underpinned by two broad factors. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32(3), pp. 307-314. ISSN 0888-4080 [Article]

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Many perceived cues to deception have been reported in the literature, but little attention has been paid to how they are combined when making deception judgments. The present research used a data‐driven approach to investigate how cues are integrated when evaluating veracity. Two hundred fifteen participants performed a deception detection task before completing a deception cue use questionnaire. A factor analysis of the questionnaire data produced two dimensions, one associated with nonverbal cues to anxiety and the other associated with detail and level of involvement. The present work extends our understanding of deception detection processes and underlines the importance of examining not only the cues that people use but also the way in which they use them.

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deception detection, nonverbal cues, verbal cues

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Psychology > Forensic Psychology Unit


3 December 2016Submitted
12 February 2018Accepted
30 March 2018Published Online
8 May 2018Published

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06 Apr 2018 13:11

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29 Apr 2020 16:44

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.


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