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Truth Bias

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

Researchers have consistently found that people are poor at detecting deception. One reason for this poor performance is the reliance on heuristics or simple decision rules when processing social interactions. Heuristics are mental shortcuts or rules of thumb based on experiences ...

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