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Research Methods for Psychophysiological Deception Detection
Research Methods in Forensic Psychology (2011)
  • Charles R. Honts, Boise State University
  • John C. Kircher, University of Utah
For purposes of this chapter, we accept Vrij's (2000) definition of deception as "a successful or unsuccessful deliberate attempt, without forewarning, to create in another a belief which the communicator considers to be untrue" (p.6). Deception is a ubiquitous human behavior. DePaulo and her colleagues (DePaulo & Kashy, 1998; DePaulo, Kashy, Kirkendol, Wyer, & Epstein, 1996; Kashy & Depaulo, 1996) studied deception in naturalistic settings and found that during interpersonal interactions of 10 minutes or longer, people lied on average twice a day. Deception is used in quarter of interactions with others, and on average, a person lies to 34% of the people interacted with during an average week. Robinson, Shepherd, and Heywood (1998) reported that 83% of the university undergraduates surveyed said they would like to get a job.
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Charles R. Honts and John C. Kircher. "Research Methods for Psychophysiological Deception Detection" HobokenResearch Methods in Forensic Psychology (2011) p. 105 - 121
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