Are intuitive responses more accurate at detecting deception than deliberative responses?

Justin Scott Albrechtsen, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Two studies were completed examining which of two processing styles (intuitive or deliberative) is more accurate at detecting deception within a statement. In the first study, it was predicted that participants viewing thin slices of a statement (i.e., three 5s video clips taken from the statement) would perform better at deception detection than a control group in which participants viewed the entire 3 min video statement. In a second study, it was predicted that participants engaging in a secondary task while viewing a statement would perform better at deception detection than participants in a control condition in which no secondary task was completed and those in a verbal reasoning condition that were asked to provide reasons for their deception detection judgment. Results suggested that engaging in intuitive processing results in more accurate deception detection than engaging in deliberative processing. ^

Subject Area

Psychology, Experimental

Recommended Citation

Albrechtsen, Justin Scott, "Are intuitive responses more accurate at detecting deception than deliberative responses?" (2007). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1449752.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1449752

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