Behavioral Adaptation , Confidence , and Heuristic-Based Explanations of the Probing Effect

  title={Behavioral Adaptation , Confidence , and Heuristic-Based Explanations of the Probing Effect},
  author={Timothy R. Levine and STEVEN A. MCCORNACK},
Researchers have found that asking probing questions of message sources does not enhance deception detection accuracy. Probing does, however, increase recipient and observer perceptions of source honesty, a finding we label the probing effect. This project examined 3 potential explanations for the probing effect: behavioral adaptation, confidence bias, and a probing heuristic. In Study 1, respondents (N = 337) viewed videotaped interviews in which probes were present or not present, and in… CONTINUE READING

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