Spatial and Temporal Details in Intentions: A Cue to Detecting Deception

Warmelink, Lara and Vrij, Aldert and Mann, Samantha and Granhag, P.A. (2013) Spatial and Temporal Details in Intentions: A Cue to Detecting Deception. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27 (1). pp. 101-106. ISSN 0888-4080

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Research into lying about intentions is relatively new. Studies have suggested that lying about intentions can be detected with statement analysing methods. This article describes two experiments. The first experiment investigates how much spatial and temporal detail is given by people who are discussing a true or false intention in a 26-question interview. The results showed that those with a true intention gave more spatial and temporal details. The second experiment examines these details in a one-question interview and whether the amount of temporal detail given can be manipulated by the phrasing of the question. The results showed that the amount of detail is much lower in these short interviews, but can be increased with specific phrasing. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.

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