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ERIC Number: EJ928302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0360-3989
Sender Demeanor: Individual Differences in Sender Believability Have a Powerful Impact on Deception Detection Judgments
Levine, Timothy R.; Serota, Kim B.; Shulman, Hillary; Clare, David D.; Park, Hee Sun; Shaw, Allison S.; Shim, Jae Chul; Lee, Jung Hyon
Human Communication Research, v37 n3 p377-403 Jul 2011
Sender demeanor is an individual difference in the believability of message senders that is conceptually independent of actual honesty. Recent research suggests that sender demeanor may be the most influential source of variation in deception detection judgments. Sender demeanor was varied in five experiments (N = 30, 113, 182, 30, and 35) to create demeanor-veracity matched and demeanor-veracity mismatched conditions. The sender demeanor induction explained as much as 98% of the variance in detection accuracy. Three additional studies (N = 30, 113, and 104) investigated the behavioral profiles of more and less believable senders. The results document the strong impact of sender effects in deception detection and provide an explanation of the low-accuracy ceiling in the previous findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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