ERIC Number: EJ636848
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Adaptation, Confidence, and Heuristic-based Explanations of the Probing Effect.
Levine, Timothy R.; McCornack, Steven A.
Human Communication Research, v27 n4 p471-502 Oct 2001
Notes that researchers have found that asking probing questions of message source does not enhance deception detection accuracy. Considers how probing does increase recipient and observer perceptions of source honesty, a finding labeled the "probing effect." Examines three potential explanations for the probing effect: behavior adaptation, confidence bias, and a probing heuristic. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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