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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (6) : 995-1005     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00995
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The Nonverbal Visual Cues to Deception
LIANG Jing;LI Kaiyun;QU Fangbing;CHEN Yu-Hsin;YAN Wenjing;FU Xiaolan
(1 State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China) (2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China)
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Deception commonly exists in personal communication, interrogation and security and people often attempt to detect it through nonverbal visual cues. The paradigms in deception research are categorized as forced, voluntary or mixed deception. During deception, people usually experience higher cognitive load, higher emotional arousal and more attempted control, which would lead to the changes in nonverbal visual cues, such as eye movements, facial expressions and gestures. Other influential factors such as inter-personal and intra-personal differences were also analyzed and discussed. Future studies should further investigate the psychological mechanisms of deception and the psychological implications of nonverbal visual cues. Researchers should conduct more field studies to better understand the relationship between deception and nonverbal visual cues, and employ state-of-the-art technology to precisely measure and analyze nonverbal behaviors during deception.

Keywords deception      nonverbal visual cues      ecological validity      accurate measurement     
Corresponding Authors: FU Xiaolan   
Issue Date: 15 June 2014
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LIANG Jing,LI Kaiyun,QU Fangbing, et al. The Nonverbal Visual Cues to Deception[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2014, 22(6): 995-1005.
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