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Anchoring, familiarity, and confidence in the detection of deception

Fan, Ruth Mei-tai, Wagner, H. L. and Manstead, Antony Stephen Reid 1995. Anchoring, familiarity, and confidence in the detection of deception. Basic and Applied Social Psychology 17 (1-2) , pp. 83-96. 10.1080/01973533.1995.9646133

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Anchoring in judgments is the tendency for the final judgment to be biased toward the initial estimate through insufficient adjustment. In the context of the detection of deception, it has been used to explain phenomena such as negative absolute leakage and the truthfulness bias. We examined the influence of order of judgment type on attitude ratings, accuracy, and the truthfulness bias. Receivers of communications should tend to anchor their judgments on the sender's attitudinal position if asked to make attitude judgments first and on the sender's behavior if asked to make truthfulness judgments first. The results partly support these predictions. Negative absolute leakage, accuracy, and the truthfulness bias were not significantly different for those who made attitude judgments before truthfulness judgments. However, results show that accuracy decreased as the session continued and there was no difference in the confidence with which truth and deception judgments were made, but there was a positive relation between confidence and truthfulness bias.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0197-3533
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:12

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