Appearing truthful generalizes across different deception situations.

  title={Appearing truthful generalizes across different deception situations.},
  author={M. G. Frank and Paul Ekman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={86 3},
The authors investigated whether the ability to appear truthful is specific to deception situations. Male participants were interrogated after they took part in 2 high-stake deception situations, one involving a mock crime and another involving a false opinion. The videotaped interrogations from each situation were shown to independent groups of undergraduate observers. The proportion of observers who judged each participant as truthful in one situation correlated highly with the proportion of… CONTINUE READING

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