Sidetracked by emotion: observers' ability to discriminate genuine and fabricated sexual assault allegations
deception, credibility, observation
Assessing the credibility of reports of sexual victimization – often in the absence of corroboration – presents a significant challenge for legal decision makers. This study examined the accuracy of observers in discriminating genuine and fabricated sexual assault allegations. Further, we examined whether individual differences and cue utilization strategies influenced deception detection accuracy.
Peace, K. A., Porter, S., & Almon, D. (2012). Sidetracked by emotion: Observers’ ability to discriminate genuine and fabricated sexual assault allegations. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 17, 322-335. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8333.2011.02013.x
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