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The effects of approach and avoidance states on lie-detection accuracy

Authors Karl Ask
Rainer Greifeneder
Marc-André Reinhard
Simon Schindler
Published in 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Granada, Spain, 5-8 July, 2017
Publication year 2017
Published at Department of Psychology
Language en
Subject categories Psychology, Applied Psychology, Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)


Three experiments examined perceivers’ lie-detection performance under different self-regulatory states. Overall, participants in approach and avoidance states did not differ in their ability to discriminate between truthful and deceptive messages, but approach participants displayed impaired performance relative to controls.

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