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Probing Effect

  • By: Lauren M. Hamel
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

The probing effect is the finding within deception research that if a source is further questioned, or probed, deception detection accuracy will not improve. However, the source will be more likely to be perceived to be honest, when compared to a ...

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