Course Details

Course TitleIACP 2018 - Detecting Deception during High Stakes Interviews
Date 10/7/2018
ProviderIACP - PPSS
Credit Hours1
Instructor(s)Mark Zelig, Paul Craig, David Sperbeck
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
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Course Description

Numerous studies conducted in the 1990's and early 2000's revealed that professionals – including psychologists and police investigators – accurately detected deception during interviews at levels barely exceeding chance. To make matters worse, a majority of these professional lie catchers believed that they possessed higher levels of accuracy than the lay public, a claim unwarranted given their lackluster performance in settings in which the ground truth could be determined. In response to these surprising findings, recent research has found new hope: Professional lie catchers can achieve much better rates of accurately classifying truth tellers and liars if they: (1) are trained to disregard myths about signs of deception and truth-tellin

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