Deception and self-awareness

Glyn Lawson, Alex Stedmon, Chloe Zhang, Dawn Eubanks, Lara Frumkin

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Abstract

This paper presents a study conducted for the Shades of Grey EPSRC research project (EP/H02302X/1), which aims to develop a suite of interventions for identifying terrorist activities. The study investigated the body movements demonstrated by participants while waiting to be interviewed, in one of two conditions: preparing to lie or preparing to tell the truth. The effect of self-awareness was also investigated, with half of the participants sitting in front of a full length mirror during the waiting period. The other half faced a blank wall. A significant interaction was found for the duration of hand/arm movements between the deception and self-awareness conditions (F=4.335, df=1;76, p0.05). Without a mirror, participants expecting to lie spent less time moving their hands than those expecting to tell the truth; the opposite was seen in the presence of a mirror. This finding indicates a new research area worth further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 9th International Conference, EPCE 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages414-423
Number of pages10
Volume6781 LNAI
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-21741-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21740-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event9th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, July 9, 2011 - July 14, 2011 - Orlando, FL, USA United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, July 9, 2011 - July 14, 2011
CountryUSA United States
CityOrlando, FL
Period1/01/11 → …

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    Lawson, G., Stedmon, A., Zhang, C., Eubanks, D., & Frumkin, L. (2011). Deception and self-awareness. In Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 9th International Conference, EPCE 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings (Vol. 6781 LNAI, pp. 414-423). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21741-8_44