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Effects of general and embodied situational trust on the accuracy of judging lies and truths

Schwarz, A.M. (2016) Effects of general and embodied situational trust on the accuracy of judging lies and truths.

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Abstract:People do not like if they are lied to, so they try to detect lies on an everyday basis. Previous research focused on factors that might influence the ability of detecting lies. This present study investigates whether there is a link between the factor trust and the accuracy of detecting lies as well as truths. To study this, 93 participants watched videos in which people told the truth or a lie and were asked to assess whether the people were lying. The study was an experiment with a between-groups design. The accuracy of truth and lie detection, the perceived trust while watching the videos and the general level of trust were measured. The situational trust was meant to be induced by manipulating facial expressions following the theory of embodiment. To measure the general level of trust the General Trust Scale was used. It seems that, in specific situations, trust has a positive effect on the accuracy of judging truths, whereas general trust has a negative effect on the accuracy of judging lies. The results did not deliver evidence for the effect situational trust has on the accuracy of judging lies or the effect of general trust on the accuracy of detecting truths. With these insights, there is given a better understanding of the detection of truth and lie in everyday life and a good starting point for future research.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69949
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