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The lies we live: using the Verifiability Approach to detect lying about occupation

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The lies we live : using the Verifiability Approach to detect lying about occupation. / Jupe, Louise Marie; Vrij, Aldert; Nahari, Galit; Leal, Sharon; Mann, Samantha Ann.

In: Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, Vol. 13, No. 1, 07.2016, p. 1-13.

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Harvard

Jupe, LM, Vrij, A, Nahari, G, Leal, S & Mann, SA 2016, 'The lies we live: using the Verifiability Approach to detect lying about occupation', Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1-13. <http://www.jasnh.com/>

APA

Jupe, L. M., Vrij, A., Nahari, G., Leal, S., & Mann, S. A. (2016). The lies we live: using the Verifiability Approach to detect lying about occupation. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 13(1), 1-13. http://www.jasnh.com/

Vancouver

Jupe LM, Vrij A, Nahari G, Leal S, Mann SA. The lies we live: using the Verifiability Approach to detect lying about occupation. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis. 2016 Jul;13(1):1-13.

Author

Jupe, Louise Marie ; Vrij, Aldert ; Nahari, Galit ; Leal, Sharon ; Mann, Samantha Ann. / The lies we live : using the Verifiability Approach to detect lying about occupation. In: Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 1-13.

Bibtex

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