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Deception Detection

This thematic series, published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, focuses on the detection of deception.

How easily can one person tell when another person is lying to them? It is a question that has been investigated for the better part of a century. This special issue focuses on knowledge that has accumulated over the years and on the questions that researchers are trying to answer today. Can an untrained individual detect another’s “high-stakes” lie through passive observation? How much better is a trained individual at detecting deception when actively interviewing a witness or when interrogating a suspect? Are polygraph tests useless aids for detecting deception, as they are often perceived to be? And what might fMRI have to offer in this area? 

Edited by:

  • John Wixted, UC San Diego 

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.

  1. Content type: Original article

    In five experiments, we examined the conditions under which participants remembered true and false information given as feedback. Participants answered general information questions, expressed their confidence...

    Authors: Janet Metcalfe and Teal S. Eich

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2019 4:4

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