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It takes one to know one: Relationship between lie detection and psychopathy

Lyons, M, Healy, N and Bruno, D (2013) It takes one to know one: Relationship between lie detection and psychopathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 55 (6). pp. 676-679. ISSN 0191-8869

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We investigated primary and secondary psychopathy and the ability to detect high-stakes, real-life emotional lies in an on-line experiment (N = 150). Using signal detection analysis, we found that lie detection ability was overall above chance level, there was a tendency towards responding liberally to the test stimuli, and women were more accurate than men Further, sex moderated the relationship between psychopathy and lie detection ability; in men, primary psychopathy had a significant positive correlation with the ability to detect lies, whereas in women there was a significant negative correlation with deception detection. The results are discussed with reference to evolutionary theory and sex differences in processing socio-emotional information.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology, 1702 Cognitive Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Natural Sciences & Psychology (closed 31 Aug 19)
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 14:25
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 14:45
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.05.018
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3042
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