Do you know if some one is lying to you? What if you could only hear but cannot see them? What if you didn't know the language? How well could you tell?
Prior research has been inconclusive - some show peoples' ability to detect deception is no better than chance; others show that it is. This group of project seeks to challenge these findings and identify the boundary conditions that indicate whether people can or cannot detect deception accurately. This series of studies explore peoples' abilities to detect deception across different computer-mediated settings (e.g. full audiovisual, visual only, audio only, and text only), different cultures and different languages.
To date FIVE cultural/language groups have been explored by this group: Americans, Spaniards, Indians, New Zealanders and Jamaicans. THe findings to date are reported in the papers below.