A Review of Meta-analyses About Deception Detection
The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication
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If you have ever read a book or watched a television show depicting lie detection, or have had a casual conversation regarding the best way to figure out if someone is lying, you have likely heard many theories, some of which conflict with each other. Even social psychologists who read journal articles on deception detection studies may find the literature confusing; a PsycInfo search on the term "deception detection" produces 1694 sources including 1251 peer reviewed journal articles. A systematic summary of results across the many studies on this topic may be the best way to make sense of the findings. Meta-analyses are one of the most effective methodological tools of summarizing and quantifying scientific effects across studies.
Sternglanz, W. R.,
Morris, W. L.,
(2019). A Review of Meta-analyses About Deception Detection. The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication, 303-326.
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