Deception Detection Expertise

  title={Deception Detection Expertise},
  author={Gary D. Bond},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  • G. D. Bond
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • Psychology
  • Law and Human Behavior
A lively debate between Bond and Uysal (2007, Law and Human Behavior, 31, 109–115) and O’Sullivan (2007, Law and Human Behavior, 31, 117–123) concerns whether there are experts in deception detection. Two experiments sought to (a) identify expert(s) in detection and assess them twice with four tests, and (b) study their detection behavior using eye tracking. Paroled felons produced videotaped statements that were presented to students and law enforcement personnel. Two experts were identified… 

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  • C. F. BondB. Depaulo
  • Psychology
    Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc
  • 2006
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