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Lie Bias

  • By: Hannah E. Fawcett
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

A lie bias is the tendency to more commonly believe that witness and suspect statements are deceptive rather than truthful. The psychological research literature has repeatedly shown that there is a tendency for the general public to judge others as truthful. ...

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