Examining the Effects of the Other-race Effect on Conscious and Unconscious Deception Detection Using Online Testing Methods

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2021-12-01T06:00:00.000Z

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Everyday, people interact with other people. Whether it is face to face or online, people interact and make judgements about the quality and veracity of those conversations. Despite this, previous research has found that people are only about 54% accurate when detecting deception – just slightly better than a coin flip. This research aims to further understand the mechanisms behind deception detection as well as the cross-cultural elements and thought processing that influences deception detection. In this study, I ran a cross-cultural research study looking at how participants evaluate the veracity of videos of people in their own and other culture lying and telling the truth. Overall, I found that Caucasian individuals were more accurate at detecting deception than East Asian individuals. In addition, I found that while Caucasian individuals did not show an own or other race bias when detecting deception, East Asian individuals were more likely to characterize those of their own race as being honest and those of the other race as being dishonest.

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Psychology, Cognitive, Psychology, Social, Biology, Neuroscience

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