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Trends Cogn Sci. 2014 Sep;18(9):441-4. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2014.05.004.

Cognitive-load approaches to detect deception: searching for cognitive mechanisms.

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1
Department of Psychology, California State University Fullerton, P.O. Box 6846, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA. Electronic address: iblandon-gitlin@fullerton.edu.
2
Department of Psychology, California State University Fullerton, P.O. Box 6846, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA; Department of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University, 150 East 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711, USA.
3
Department of Social Psychology and Anthropology, University of Salamanca, Facultad de Psicología, Avenida de la Merced, 109-131, 37005 Salamanca, Spain.
4
Department of Psychology, California State University Fullerton, P.O. Box 6846, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA.

Abstract

A current focus in deception research is on developing cognitive-load approaches (CLAs) to detect deception. The aim is to improve lie detection with evidence-based and ecologically valid procedures. Although these approaches show great potential, research on cognitive processes or mechanisms explaining how they operate is lacking. Potential mechanisms underlying the most popular techniques advocated for field application are highlighted. Cognitive scientists are encouraged to conduct basic research that qualifies the 'cognitive' in these new approaches.

PMID:
25168448
PMCID:
PMC4309739
DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2014.05.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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