Encouraging interviewees to say more and deception: the ghostwriter method
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Method: A total of 150 truth tellers and liars either told the truth about a trip they made in the last 12 months or pretended to have made such a trip. They were allocated to a Control condition, a ‘Be detailed’ condition in which they were encouraged to report even small details and a ghostwriter condition in which they were told to imagine talking to a ghostwriter. The dependent variables were details, complications, common knowledge details, self‐handicapping strategies, proportion of complications, plausibility, and verifiable sources.
Results: The ghostwriter condition elicited more details and revealed in plausibility a stronger cue to deceit than the other two conditions.
Conclusion: The ghostwriter method appears to be a promising tool for eliciting information and cues to deceit.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Legal and Criminological Psychology|
|Early online date||22 Apr 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2019|
- Encouraging interviewees to say more and deception
Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Leal, S. , Vrij, A. , Deeb, H. and Kamermans, K. (2019), Encouraging interviewees to say more and deception: The ghostwriter method. Leg Crim Psychol. doi:10.1111/lcrp.12152, which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lcrp.12152. 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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