Cross-cultural verbal deception
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Method - Interviewees were interviewed in pairs and 153 pairs took part. Truthful pairs discussed an actual visit to a nearby restaurant, whereas deceptive pairs pretended to have visited a nearby restaurant. Seventeen verbal cues were examined.
Results - Cultural cues (differences between cultures) were more prominent than cues to deceit (differences between truth tellers and liars). In particular, the British interviewees differed from their Chinese and Arab counterparts and the differences reflected low‐ and high‐context culture communication styles.
Conclusion - Cultural cues could quickly lead to cross‐cultural verbal communication errors: the incorrect interpretation of a cultural difference as a cue to deceit.
|Journal||Legal and Criminological Psychology|
|Early online date||29 Jun 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2018|
- Cross-cultural verbal deception
Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Leal, S., Vrij, A., Vernham, Z., Dalton, G., Jupe, L., Harvey, A., & Nahari, G. (2018). Cross‐cultural verbal deception. Legal and Criminological Psychology, which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/lcrp.12131. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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