Dominance and Deception in Children and Adults: Are Leaders the Best Misleaders?

@article{Keating1994DominanceAD,
  title={Dominance and Deception in Children and Adults: Are Leaders the Best Misleaders?},
  author={Caroline F. Keating and Karen Heltman},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1994},
  volume={20},
  pages={312 - 321}
}
Relationships between dominance and nonverbal deception skill were investigated in preschool children (Study 1) and in under-graduate men and women (Study 2). Subjects were assessed for dominance during peer group interactions. Later, they encoded and decoded deceptive messages. Raters assessed the credibility of each subject's encoded message using nonverbal cues alone. Ability to encode credible, deceptive messages predicted dominance in preschool children and men but not women. Decoding… Expand

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