Deception and self-awareness


Lawson, G., Stedmon, A., Zhang, C., Eubanks, D. and Frumkin, L., 2011. Deception and self-awareness. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 9th International Conference, EPCE 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings.Vol. 6781 LNAI. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 414-423. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

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    This paper presents a study conducted for the Shades of Grey EPSRC research project (EP/H02302X/1), which aims to develop a suite of interventions for identifying terrorist activities. The study investigated the body movements demonstrated by participants while waiting to be interviewed, in one of two conditions: preparing to lie or preparing to tell the truth. The effect of self-awareness was also investigated, with half of the participants sitting in front of a full length mirror during the waiting period. The other half faced a blank wall. A significant interaction was found for the duration of hand/arm movements between the deception and self-awareness conditions (F=4.335, df=1;76, p0.05). Without a mirror, participants expecting to lie spent less time moving their hands than those expecting to tell the truth; the opposite was seen in the presence of a mirror. This finding indicates a new research area worth further investigation.


    Item Type Book Sections
    CreatorsLawson, G., Stedmon, A., Zhang, C., Eubanks, D. and Frumkin, L.
    DepartmentsSchool of Management
    Publisher StatementZhang_EPCE_2011.pdf: The original publication is available at;Zhang_EPCE_2011.docx: The original publication is available at
    ID Code25012
    Additional Information9th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011. 9-14 July 2011. Orlando, FL, United States.


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