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Research on the detection of deception, via non‐verbal cues, has shown that people's ability to successfully discriminate between truth and deception is only slightly better than chance level. One of the reasons for these disappointing findings possibly lies in people's inappropriate beliefs...
This experiment tested the hypothesis that the involvement, entertainment and enjoyment properties of radio programmes would be related to memory for the accompanying advertisements and attitudes towards them. Ninety‐three subjects listened to one of three radio programmes (a phone‐in, a chart...
Delusions have for a long time been regarded as one of the major signs of mental disorder. Above all else they are cognitive phenomena in that they purport to express ideas about the world or the self. Despite this it is only relatively recently that the ideas and methods of cognitive psychology...
This study set out to test the prediction that a Cognitive Interview may increase resistance to subsequent misleading suggestions in child witness interviews. The misleading information was presented in the form of questions both prior to, and after, a cognitive or structured interview to 8‐ and...
The ‘anchoring and adjustment’ bias was demonstrated in a personal injury case using mock jurors. In Experiment 1, the ad damnum, or requested compensation, was manipulated across participants. In Experiment 2, anchors were operationalized as the strength of the legal evidence. Both monetary and...
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