Latest Deception Stories

2012-04-19 10:33:41

University of Leicester scientist presents research findings at British Psychological Society Annual Conference Online dating scammers groom their victims by developing 'hyper-personal' relationships which can leave victims feeling doubly traumatized. This is one of the findings of a study by Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, who presents her research at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference today (19 April), held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London...

2012-04-14 23:00:24

This document contains a variety of facts and figures related to the Air Force's goal towards obtaining 1 gigawatt of renewable energy. The Air Force goal of obtaining 1 gigawatt, which is equal to 1,000 megawatts (MW), of renewable energy by 2016 is a step toward a goal of 25% of all installation electricity use coming from renewable sources by 2025. (PRWEB) April 13, 2012 US Air Force Renewable Energy Fact Sheet Current as of April 6, 2012     The Air Force is a...

2012-03-27 00:50:55

In a study of 40 cases, a computer correctly identifies liars more than 80 percent of the time, a better rate than humans with the naked eye typically achieve in lie-detection exercises Inspired by the work of psychologists who study the human face for clues that someone is telling a high-stakes lie, UB computer scientists are exploring whether machines can also read the visual cues that give away deceit. Results so far are promising: In a study of 40 videotaped conversations, an...

2012-03-15 23:05:33

Is honesty the best policy? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers who lie during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when they get what they want. "Although we might expect that a positive outcome would be 'tainted' for liars as they would feel guilty about their actions, liars are significantly more satisfied than truth tellers," write authors Christina I. Anthony and Elizabeth Cowley (both The University of Sydney). The authors...

2012-02-14 00:03:12

Online daters intent on fudging their personal information have a big advantage: most people are terrible at identifying a liar. But new research is turning the tables on deceivers using their own words. "Generally, people don't want to admit they've lied," says Catalina Toma, communication science professor at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. "But we don't have to rely on the liars to tell us about their lies. We can read their handiwork." Using personal descriptions written...

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.