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Cognitive Heuristics

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

Research indicates that lie detection accuracy rates are only marginally better than chance, and a variety of cognitive heuristics and biases may be responsible for these low accuracy rates. Cognitive heuristics are basic decision rules formed by one's beliefs and expectations, ...

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