Lie Detection

To Spot a Liar, Trust Your Instinct

Science Magazine: Unfortunately, spotting a liar isn’t as easy as checking to see if they have their fingers crossed behind their back. Yet, some scientists are saying we’re better at detecting a lie than we think. A study published this month in Psychological Science finds that our unconscious mind, or More

Your Unconscious Mind Is Better Than You Are at Detecting Lies

Pacific Standard: Can you tell if someone is lying to you? Newly published research suggests you actually have that ability—at least to an extent—but accessing it is a different story. In two experiments, researchers from the University of California-Berkeley found people are better at detecting deception using indirect methods that More

The Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar — Even When the Conscious Mind Fails

When it comes to detecting deceit, your automatic associations may be more accurate than conscious thought in pegging truth-tellers and liars, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that conscious awareness may hinder our ability to detect whether someone More