Paper: The dimensions of deception detection – Self‐reported deception cue use is underpinned by two broad factors

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Journal paper published in Applied Cognitive Psychology together with Iain Hamlin, Gordon Wright, and Stuart Wilson.


Many perceived cues to deception have been reported in the literature, but little attention has
been paid to how they are combined when making deception judgments. The present research
used a data‐driven approach to investigate how cues are integrated when evaluating veracity.
Two hundred fifteen participants performed a deception detection task before completing a
deception cue use questionnaire. A factor analysis of the questionnaire data produced two
dimensions, one associated with nonverbal cues to anxiety and the other associated with detail
and level of involvement. The present work extends our understanding of deception detection
processes and underlines the importance of examining not only the cues that people use but also
the way in which they use them.