The July Collection: Five Research Briefs
From a cross-cultural spin on the classic “marshmallow experiment” to deceitful 911 homicide calls to what true smiles do, new research in APS journals explores a broad range of topics, including visual memory and success. In this episode of Under the Cortex, APS’s Ludmila Nunes and Andy DeSoto discuss five of our most interesting new research papers.
Careers Up Close: Chris Street on Lie Detection, Truth Biases, and Developing an Adaptive Lie Detector Account
Chris Street, a senior lecturer in cognitive psychology at Keele University, UK, researches lie detection and truth biases and is working to develop the first computational model of lie/truth judgments.
Humans Are Pretty Lousy Lie Detectors
Member/Author: Christiane Gelitz On television, it all looks so simple. For a fraction of a second, the suspect raises the corner of his mouth. He is happy because he thinks the investigators are wrong about
Why Humans Are Bad At Spotting Lies
“Exactly how you’d expect a guilty person to act.” “Moving and credible.” “So coached and so rehearsed.” “Simply tremendous.” These are all reactions to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony on Thursday before the Senate
Response Times Do Not Imply Accurate Unconscious Lie Detection
In research published in Psychological Science in 2014, psychological scientists Leanne ten Brinke and colleagues presented studies suggesting that people are able to detect lies on an unconscious level even if they can’t detect them
Law and (Dis)order
The idea of admitting to a crime you didn’t commit seems inconceivable to most people. Take the Central Park Five: teenagers who confessed to raping a jogger in New York City’s Central Park in 1989