ERIC Number: ED346536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
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The Behavioral Correlates of Real-World Deceptive Communication.
Koper, Randall J.; Sahlman, James M.
Although social science research methods have been successfully applied to the phenomenon of deception, these efforts have universally been limited to laboratory study. In order to broaden the generalizability of deception research, the present study assessed the verbal and nonverbal correlates of naturally-occurring, high-motivation deceptive communication. Subjects were 23 individuals who had publicly made statements that were subsequently revealed as deceptive, either due to incriminating evidence or by their own admission. They were all well-known people from different fields. Findings support the recent Buller and Burgoon (in press) categories of deceptive behavior, in that, both leakage cues and strategic cues were significantly related to deception. Implications for arousal and cognitive-demand effects on behavior are discussed, and limitations of the study and directions for future work are outlined. (Three tables of data are included; 27 references are attached.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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