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Universidad de Salamanca
Jaume Masip
Department of Social Psychology and Anthropology

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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Petición del Colectivo Carta por la Ciencia

Información general: Más abajo Más información: La carta: PARA FIRMAR: Jaume   La pérdida acelerada de capital humano y recursos es imparable como muestran los recientes artículos aparecidos en toda la prensa. No son excepciones, la llamada “fuga de cerebros” es más bien una huida ante la desesperada situación de la I+D+i […]

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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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Biases in publishing scientific articles, and suggestions on how to fix them

Only papers with significant results and an “interesting story” to tell are typically published and visible. The need to publish in high-impact journals to get promotion and grants is part of the problem. How many failures to replicate a published study lay in the researcher’s drawers? To what extent does this result in knowledge about […]

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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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Coercive citations in academic journals

Wilhite and Fong (2012) published a study in Science examining requests that journal editors make to authors to cite superfluous papers published in their journal. Wilhite and Fong analyzed more than 6500 responses from a survey completed by researchers in economics, sociology, psychology, and diverse business disciplines, as well as data from more than 800 […]

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Controversial Science study suggests that analytical thinking promotes religious disbelief

Dual-system theories contend that people can process information through System 1 (heuristic reasoning) or System 2 (analytical reasoning). There is evidence suggesting that intuitive cognitive processes facilitate belief in the supernatural. Gervais and Norenzayan (2012) run a series of five studies to examine whether this was also the case for religious beliefs. The authors concluded […]

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Do you need seveal thousands willing, cheap, multicultural, representative, non-student participants for a psychology study? Then learn about crowdsourcing in this Economist article.

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Harvard University encouraged faculty members to publish research in open access journals

Because of the rise in subscription costs charged by academic publishers, Harvard University has encouraged its faculty members to make their research freely available through open access journals. “We faculty do the research, write the papers, referee papers by other researchers, serve on editorial boards, all of it for free … and then we buy […]

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