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Does It Show When Someone Has Hostile Intentions? When In Doubt, Replicate!

Ebben, L. (2019) Does It Show When Someone Has Hostile Intentions? When In Doubt, Replicate!

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Abstract:This research tries to find the same results of a previous study by Wijn and colleagues (2017), who discovered that exposing deceptive people to an environmental cue and high cognitive load improved judges’ ability to detect their hostile intent. A new addition to the replication is the investigation of the possible role of gender and personality traits in judges’ accuracy to detect deception. The current study did not obtain the same results as the original study: the environmental cue and high cognitive load did not have a significant effect on participants’ accuracy to detect hostile intent and innocence. It appeared that the participants in this study were no better than chance at detecting hostile intent. However, it was found that males were better at detecting whether females, compared to males, were actually innocent. Besides, they rated innocent males as guilty more often than innocent females. Females did not show a difference in accuracy. Also, it was easier for judges to detect hostile intent in males, and more difficult to detect hostile intent in females. Lastly, judges’ scores on Neuroticism, Openness and Agreeableness did not influence their ability to detect hostile intent or innocence.
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/79109
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