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Parallel Symposium: Deception in investigative interviewing in forensic examinations


August 25, 14:00-14:50 CEST


Deception in investigative interviewing in forensic examinations

In this symposium we examine deceptive behaviour in the context of investigative interviewing and clinical assessment from both a practical and a theoretical perspective. In case of investigative interviewing, one presentation assesses the diagnostic validity of the comparable truth baseline technique to detect deception in single cases. Another presentation proposes four lying profiles that distinguish the types of lies people use based on personality traits, moral reasoning, and perceived cognitive load. We also examine deception in the context of clinical assessment for subjective and objective symptoms. One presentation assesses if examinees can recognize implausible items in self-reported validity tests for subjective symptoms. Finally, one presentation examines the use of brain waves to detect a specific but effective countermeasure in the forced choice test in case of feigned working memory problems. 


14.00 – 14.10 Nicola Palena, Letizia Caso, Lucrezia Cavagnis, & Andrea Greco

University of Bergamo, IT;  University of Rome, IT; University of Bergamo, IT; University of Bergamo, IT

Personality and deception: Are personality profiles associated with lying tendency and lying frequency? 
14.10 – 14.20 Glynis Bogaard, Ewout H. Meijer, Aldert Vrij, & Galit Nahari 

Maastricht University, NL; Maastricht University, NL; University of Portsmouth, UK; Bar-Ilan University, IL

Using comparable truth baselines to improve truth/lie accuracy 
14.20 – 14.30 Irena Boskovic, Thomas Merten, & Harald Merckelbach

Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL; Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain, DE; Maastricht University, NL

How plausible is the implausible? Students’ plausibility and prevalence ratings of the Self-Report Symptom Inventory 
14.30 – 14.40 Robin Orthey, Chikara Ishii, & Jun’ichi Katayama

Kwansei Gakuin University, JP

Are you really sorry you made a mistake? Using neural correlates to detect intentional randomisation in the Forced Choice Test
14.40 – 14.50 Live Q&A with all speakers