Accuracy of Deception Judgments

  title={Accuracy of Deception Judgments},
  author={Charles F. Bond and Bella M Depaulo},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={214 - 234}
We analyze the accuracy of deception judgments, synthesizing research results from 206 documents and 24,483 judges. In relevant studies, people attempt to discriminate lies from truths in real time with no special aids or training. In these circumstances, people achieve an average of 54% correct lie-truth judgments, correctly classifying 47% of lies as deceptive and 61% of truths as nondeceptive. Relative to cross-judge differences in accuracy, mean lie-truth discrimination abilities are… 

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