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Can People Sense Deception? Find Out at Next Psychology Series Talk, Oct. 5



Photo credit: Renjith Krishnan



The next talk in the new Psychology Graduate Research Series, co-hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS), will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from noon to 1:00 p.m., in the Maltz Psychology Building, room 2045.

Matt Young, a student pursuing his Psy.D. at CPS, will present “Can People Detect Deception via Thin-Slice Communications?”


Presentation Abstract    

People are able to make remarkably accurate inferences from very brief exposures (or “thin slices”) of nonverbal behavior in a wide variety of domains. This study examined people’s ability to detect deception, which is normally slightly better than chance, via thin-slice communications. Preliminary evidence indicates that people may be unable to detect deception from thin-slice communications.  However, participants’ assessments of senders’ likeability significantly predicted the truthfulness of the senders’ communications, providing support for a model of implicit deception detection.

Young has worked under the guidance of faculty adviser Weylin Sternglanz, Ph.D., associate professor in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

The Psychology Graduate Research Series is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served. For more information, please contact Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., at (954) 262-8192.