Jaume Masip
Department of Social Psychology and Anthropology
 
Bisagra
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The decline in truth bias over the statement: Is it caused by sender’s behavior, receiver’s heuristic processing, or perceptions of inconsistencies?

Street, C. N. H., & Masip, J. (in press). The source of the truth bias: Heuristic processing? Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. doi:10.1111/sjop.12204 People believe others are telling the truth more often than they actually are; this is called the truth bias. Surprisingly, when a speaker is judged at multiple points across their statement the truth […]

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Police officers and community members get stuck to their beliefs about behavioral deception cues despite their experience showing that other kinds of information are far more revealing

Masip, J., & Herrero, C. (in press). Police detection of deception: Beliefs about behavioral cues to deception are strong even though contextual evidence is more useful. Journal of Communication. doi:10.1111/jcom.12135 Research questions the validity of behavioral deception cues; however, people believe behavioral cues are reliable deception indicators. Police officers and community members indicated both how […]

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Can we detect lies with computers? Linguistic deception cues.

Hauch, V., Blandón-Gitlin, I., Masip, J., & Sporer, S. L. (in press). Are computers effective lie detectors? A meta-analysis of linguistic cues to deception. Personality and Social Psychology Review. doi:10.1177/1088868314556539 (Download) This meta-analysis investigates linguistic cues to deception and whether these cues can be detected with computer programs. We integrated operational definitions for 79 cues from […]

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Cognitive-load approaches to detect deception: Searching for cognitive mechanisms

Blandón-Gitlin, I., Fenn, E., Masip, J., & Yoo, A. (2014). Cognitive-load approaches to detect deception: Searching for cognitive mechanisms. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18, 441-444. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2014.05.004 A current focus in deception research is on developing cognitive-load approaches (CLAs) to detect deception. The aim is to improve lie detection with evidence-based and ecologically valid procedures. […]

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Are verbal content cues useful to detect false accusations? New research

Sporer, S. L., Masip, J., & Cramer, M. (2014). Guidance to detect deception with the Aberdeen Report Judgment Scales: Are verbal content cues useful to detect false accusations? American Journal of Psychology, 127, 43-61. In two studies we evaluated the efficiency of training raters with a short version of the Aberdeen Report Judgment Scales (ARJS-STV-S) […]

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Overlooking the obvious: Incentives to lie may be a powerful deception cue

Bond, C. F., Jr., Howard, A. R., Hutchison, J., & Masip, J. (2013). Overlooking the obvious: Incentives to lie. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35, 212-221. Over the years, people have searched for deception cues in the liar’s behavior. However, the sender’s incentives to lie might be more revealing than behavior. In Experiment 1, an […]

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‘What Would You Say if You Were Guilty?’ Suspects’ Strategies During a Hypothetical Behavior Analysis Interview Concerning a Serious Crime

A new report on the Behavior Analysis Interview is now available at the Applied Cognitive Psychology Website: Masip, J. & Herrero, C. (2013). “What would you say if you were guilty?” Suspects’ strategies during a hypothetical Behavior Analysis Interview concerning a serious crime. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 60-70. doi: 10.1002/acp.2872 Previous research has shown that […]

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Behaviour Analysis Interview and common sense. A study with novice and experienced officers

Masip, J., Barba, A., & Herrero, C. (2012). Behaviour Analysis Interview and common sense. A study with novice and experienced officers. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 19, 21-34. The Behaviour Analysis Interview (BAI) is an interview protocol designed to generate different reactions in guilty and innocent suspects. Masip et al. found that students had the same […]

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Teaching Students About Facial Composites Using the FACES Software

Masip, J., Garrido, E., Herrero, C., Ullán, A. M., & Conde, J. (2012). Teaching students about facial composites using the FACES software. Teaching of Psychology, 39, 137-141. An active learning exercise was carried out in an eyewitness psychology course in which students first built up a facial composite of a famous person using the FACES […]

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Deception detection from written accounts

Masip, J., Bethencourt, M., Lucas, G., Sánchez-San Segundo, M. & Herrero, C. (2012). Deception detection from written accounts. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 53, 103–111. Most research into deception detection in written accounts has been conducted on transcripts instead of written messages, and has focused on identifying valid verbal deception correlates instead of also examining untrained […]

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