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Response Times Do Not Imply Accurate Unconscious Lie Detection

In a new commentary, researchers examine the classification accuracy of previously published data and find no evidence for accurate unconscious lie detection. ... More>

Observer Article

Law and (Dis)order

Even judges can be duped by false confessions. When APS Fellow Saul Kassin showed volunteer judges weak evidence and a coerced confession — one that shouldn’t have been admissible — they nonetheless opted to convict the imaginary defendant. In a program that also covered misconceptions about lie detection and psychopathy, Kassin, APS Fellow John F. Edens, APS Fellow Essi Viding, Brad Bradshaw, Maria J. Hartwig, and Luke W. Hyde explore psychological science’s role in the legal system. ... More>

The Use and Misuse of Science in the Justice System

In a cross-cutting theme program at the 2015 APS Annual Convention, leading scientists reviewed how psychological science is implemented -- for better or worse -- in the legal system. ... More>

The Science of Interrogation: Rapport, Not Torture

Chris Matthews, who hosts the MSNBC news program Hardball, is convinced that torture works. In the last two days, in the wake of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s damning report on […]... More>

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