Lie detection and children: Impact of the mode of presentation

Snow, Mark D. (2016) Lie detection and children: Impact of the mode of presentation. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Although a great deal of research has examined lie-detection among adults, little research has examined the differences between audio and visual mediums for deception among children. In the current study participants were presented (n = 42) with recordings of four children, each describing his/her experience of getting glasses. Two of the accounts were truthful, two were fabricated. Half of the participants were presented with videos, half were presented with audio-recordings. Following the presentation of each recording, participants responded to questions regarding the truthfulness of each child’s account. Results showed that when evaluating truth-tellers, participants’ lie-detection accuracy was significantly greater than chance. Within the video condition, non-parents were shown to report significantly more lie-related cues than parents. Several deception cues were shown to be related to lie-detection accuracy.

Item Type: Other
Item ID: 12179
Additional Information: “Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-26)”
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > School of Arts and Social Science > Psychology
Grenfell Campus > School of Arts and Social Science
Date: 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Lie detectors and detection; Truthfulness and falsehood in children

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