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Can the unconscious boost lie detection accuracy?

Street, Chris N. H. and Vadillo, Miguel A. (2016) Can the unconscious boost lie detection accuracy? Current Directions in Psychological Science. ISSN 0963-7214 (In Press)

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Abstract

Recently, a variety of methods have been used to show that unconscious processes can boost lie detection accuracy. This article considers the latest developments in the context of research into unconscious cognition. Unconscious cognition has been under attack in recent years because the findings do not replicate, and when they do reliably improve performance they fail to exclude the possibility that conscious processing is at work. Here we show that work into unconscious lie detection suffers from the same weaknesses. Future research would benefit from taking a stronger theoretical stance and explicitly attempting to exclude conscious processing accounts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deception detection; Focal account; Implicit cognition; Unconscious.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
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Depositing User: Chris Street
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 19:09
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/28496

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