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ERIC Number: EJ1261727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4080
A Model Statement Does Not Enhance the Verifiability Approach
Bogaard, Glynis; Meijer, Ewout H.; Van der Plas, Irina
Applied Cognitive Psychology, v34 n1 p96-105 Jan-Feb 2020
The present experiment investigated to what extent providing participants with a model statement influences the ability of the verifiability approach to detect deception. Participants gave a true and false statement about a negative autobiographical event, with half of the participants receiving a detailed model statement just before giving their statement. We expected false statements to include more nonverifiable and less verifiable details than true statements and that providing a model statement would increase these differences. False statements indeed included more nonverifiable details than truthful statements but did not differ in the number of verifiable details. True statements included a higher ratio of verifiable details. The model statement encouraged participants to give a longer and more detailed statement. However, it prompted participants to increase the number of included verifiable--and not nonverifiable--details, regardless of veracity. Using a model statement did not influence the discriminability of the verifiability approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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