Cognitive Credibility Assessment is a verbal lie detection tool that exploits differences between truth tellers and liars in their cognitive processing and strategies they use to appear convincing. It consists of three clusters interview techniques: (i) imposing cognitive load, (ii) encouraging interviewees to say more and (iii) asking unexpected questions. This webinar introduces these three clusters together with the empirical evidence that it results in an accuracy rate of around 75% in discriminating truth tellers and liars.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Aldert Vrij is Professor of Applied Social Psychology, University of Portsmouth (UK). His main research interest is deception, resulting in almost 600 publications, which have been widely cited (> 25,000 citations and H-index 79). He received grants from British Research Councils, Trusts and Foundations, Insurers, Federal Bureau of Investigation, High value detainee Interrogation Group, and American, British, Dutch, and Singapore Governments, totalling > $11,000,000. He works closely with practitioners (police, security services and insurers) in terms of conducting research and disseminating its findings. His 2008 book Detecting lies and deceit: Pitfalls and opportunities is a comprehensive overview of research into (non)verbal and physiological deception and lie detection. He is the contact person of the European consortium of Psychological Research on Deception Detection (EPRODD) www.eprodd.eu. In 2016 he received the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iiiRG) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contribution to investigative interviewing.
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