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Evidence, Strategic Use of

  • By: Maria Hartwig & Pär Anders Granhag
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Decades of research show that people's ability to detect lies is limited. A synthesis of the literature showed an average accuracy rate of 54 percent—far from impressive when a 50 percent accuracy rate can be expected by chance. Research suggests that ...

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