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article Mani, A., Mullainathan, S., Shafir, E., & Zhao, J. (2013). Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function. Science, 341(6149), 976-980. scarcity, powerty, cognitive function, behavioural economics, IQ, .

Notes: see Badger (2013) in this repository. She wrote an easy to understand summary of the research. In a nutshell - living in poverty decreases you ability to intelligently reason, because you have more pressing things to do than solving some stupid intelligence test.

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Katz, C. (2013). Investigative interviews with children, alleged victims of sexual abuse through the Internet. Paper presented at the iIIRG 2013, Maastricht, NL. iIIRG, child pornography, internet, interview, victimology, .

Notes: Internet used as a conduit for disemination or for solicitation. Thematic analysis method used in interviews - categorisation of what was told. Out of 20, 8 denied sexual abuse although they had strong evidence to the contrary (medical evidence proving brutal rape). They uncovered 6 distinct categories (grooming etc) in interviews.

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article Modic, D., & Anderson, R. (2014). We Will Make You Like Our Research: The Development of a Susceptibility-to-Persuasion Scale. Social Sciences Research Network, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2446971. Social psychology, persuasion, scale development, susceptibility, compliance, premeditation

Link to full text at ssrn: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2446971 Abstract: Social-psychological and other persuasive mechanisms across diverse contexts are well researched, yet in general the research focuss

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article Modic, D. and Anderson, R. J. (2014). Reading this May Harm Your Computer: The Psychology of Malware Warnings. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2374379 malware, deterrence of deception, psychology, low probability events, status quo bias, social psychology of persuasion

Abstract. Internet users face large numbers of security warnings, which they mostly ignore. To improve risk communication, warnings must be fewer but better.

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article Backbier, E., Hoogstraten, J., & Meerum Terwogt-Kouwenhoven, K. (1997). Situational Determinants of the Acceptability of Telling Lies. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 27, 1048-1062. deception, scenarios, motives, context situation, relation to liar, acceptability

Abstract. It was tested whether the same factors people take into account when involved in the decision to lie apply to the evaluation of lies presented in scenarios. The scenarios represented 12 different situation categories formed by the crossing of the motive for lying (social.

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article Levine, T. R., Serota, K. B., Shulman, H., Clare, D. D., Park, H. S., Shaw, A. S., . . . Lee, J. H. (2011). Sender Demeanor: Individual Differences in Sender Believability Have a Powerful Impact on Deception Detection Judgments. Human Communication Research, 37(3). doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.2011.01407.x deception, interviewing techniques, improving detection rate, lying, ., .

Notes: Article was discussed at iIIRG Conference in Maastricht (summary of the talk is also included in this repository)Abstract: Sender demeanor is an individual difference in the believability of message senders that is conceptually independent of actual honesty.

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article Gneezy, U., Rockenbach, B., & Serra-Garcia, M. (2013). Measuring lying aversion. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 93, 293-300. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2013.03.025 lying, deception, behavioural economics, experimental methodology, lying aversion, depletion

Link to the pdfAbstract: We introduce a new method for measuring the decision to lie in experiments.

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online resource FINRA Investor Education Foundation. (2013). Financial Fraud and Fraud Susceptibility in the United States: Research Report from a 2012 National Survey (F. F. R. Center, Trans.) (pp. 42). Stanford, CA: Stanford Center on Longevity. susceptibility to persuasion, report, victimisation survey, investment fraud, psychology of fraud, .

Note. Amongst other things, they did FFM on victims of financial fraud. This is similar to DM's work for IAREP 2011 (preparing for publication).

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talk Modic, D., Lea, S. E. G., & Anderson, R. (2013). Psychology of Scam Compliance. Paper presented at the CL seminar series, Computer Lab, University of Cambridge. Presentation retrieved from http://goo.gl/oWiW2O pscyhology, deception, victimology, susceptibility to persuasion, scale, presentation
Link to the zipped presentation (in PREZI. 56Mb. Works on Mac OS X and Windows).
 
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Levine, T. (2013). Breaking out of slightly-better-than-chance effect. Paper presented at the iIIRG 2013, Maastricht, NL. iIIRG, Deception, interview, game theory, meta-analysis, .

Notes: meta analysis of interviews - 54% accuracy. Nothing matters (channel of communication, experts vs students, method, age, IQ).  Over many studies the data is reasonably normally distributed. bell curve ends are populated with studies with small samples where there was a lot of noise.

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talk Van Der Zee, S. (07-08-2014). European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) Conference 2014 Summaries. Published at: https://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2014/07/08/european-association-of-psychology-and-law-conference-2014/ EAPL, Conference, Deception Detection, Police Interviewing, False memories, Domestic Violence

The European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) annually organises a conference to bring together researchers and practitioners operating in a forensic context.

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article Modic, D., & Lea, S. E. G. (2013). Scam Compliance and the Psychology of Persuasion [working paper]. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2364464 Internet fraud, Persuasion, Scam Compliance, Psychology, Self-control, Social Influence

Abstract. Social psychologists have established various psychological mechanisms that influence perception of risk and compliance in general. The empirical investigation in this paper focused on how those mechanisms apply to complying with scams.

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article Seiter, J. S., Bruschke, J., & Bai, C. (2002). The acceptability of deception as a function of perceivers' culture, deceiver's intention, and deceiver‐deceived relationship. Western Journal of Communication, 66, 158-180. deception, acceptability, Culture, intention, relation to liar, motivation

Abstract. This study explored the degree to which deception is perceived to be a socially acceptable form of communication.

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article Rose, S. C., Bisson, J., Churchill, R., & Wessely, S. (2009). Psychological debriefing for preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (Intervention Review) (Publication no. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000560.). Retrieved July, 2013, from John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/userfiles/ccoch/file/CD000560.pdf PTSD, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Deception, ., .

Notes: This is a different take on deception - i.e. that deceptive practices can be used inadvertently and by the practitioners not only by subjects. And that inertia based on anecdotal evidence can sometimes take you only so far. This needs further investigation.

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article Hao, L., & Houser, D. (2013). Perceptions, Intentions, and Cheating. working paper. University of Arkansas. TBD [working paper]. s.doi. lying, deception, moral hypocrisy, rationale for lying, rationalization, causes of deception

Abstract. We report data from a laboratory experiment demonstrating that cheating is significantly deterred when a possible intent to cheat must be revealed before (Planned), rather than after (Impulsive), a potentially dishonest act. Our data suggest subjects hide their cheating intentions while still manage to cheat for profit.

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article Malheiros, M., Brostoff, S., Jennett, C., & Sasse, A. (2012). Would You Sell Your Mother's Data? Personal Data Disclosure in a Simulated Credit Card Application. In WEIS. disclosure, simulated application, privacy prevention behaviour

Beyond financial indicators, alternative indicators have been shown to predict financial behaviour (e.g., loan repayment). However, as these alternative indicators include factors such as mental health, physical health, parental attachment, relationship stability, and social capital (e.g., centrality in online social network), there are issues of sensitivity and transparency.

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Irwing, P., Hughes, D. J., & Booth, T. (2011). A champagne lifestyle on a beer income: More personality predictors of fiscal irresponsibility. Paper presented at the 2011 Conference of the International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology, Exeter, United Kingdom. irresponsible fiscal behaviour, impulsivity, self-regulation, scale construction, scam compliance, psychology

Abstract: Using self-report data (N=348), we investigate whether Fiscal Irresponsibility is correlated with the personality variables of Deferred-Gratification, Impulsivity, Risk-Taking, Self-Regulation and Consideration of Future Consequences. A new Fiscal Irresponsibility scale was developed using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis.

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Shaw, D. (2013). Guilty Adjustment Response trends on the SVT. Paper presented at the iIIRG 2013, Maastricht, NL. iIIRG, Deception, SVT, Symptom Validity Test, ., .

Notes: SVT - Symptom Validity Test (used to measure whether individuals are underperforming in a certain situation - usable for example in crime amnesia cases).

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article Palomäki, J., Yan, J., & Laakasuo, M. (2016). Machiavelli as a poker mate – a naturalistic behavioural study on strategic deception. Personality and Individual Differences, tbd(tbd), xx-xx. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.089 Poker, Machiavellianism, Bluffing, Deception

Machiavellianism has been considered in the literature as the symbol for manipulative strategies in social conduct. However, it has been rarely studied via behavioural experiments outside the laboratory, in more naturalistic settings. We report the first behavioural study (N=490) evaluating whether Machiavellian individuals, high Machs, deceive more than low Machs in online poker, where deception is ethically acceptable and strategically beneficial. Specifically, we evaluated Machiavellianism, bluffing patterns, and emotional sensitivity to getting “slow-played” (“stepping into a trap”). Bluffing was assessed by realistic poker tasks wherein participants made decisions to bluff or not, and sensitivity to slow-play by a self-report measure. We found that high Machs had higher average bluffsizes than low Machs (but not higher bluffing frequency) and were more distraught by getting slow-played. The Machiavellian sub-trait “desire for control” also positively predicted bluffing frequency. We show that online poker can be utilized to investigate the psychology of deception and Machiavellianism. The results also illustrate a conceptual link between unethical and ethical types of deception, as Machiavellianism is implicated in both.

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article Jakobsson (February, 2014). Helping people walk the narrow path. Presentation in preparation for the RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA psychology, crime deterrence, innoculation, cultural psychology, hobby fraud, .

Disrupting the Perpetrator/Victim Dynamic - The general concept is to find ways to disrupt the internal representations that potential Perpetrators have of their Victims (and potentially vice versa), as well as the representations they have of crime itself. Attached is some background on the topic.

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article Kashy, D.A., & DePaulo, B. (1996). Who lies? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 1037-1051. deception, every-day life, diary study, relationships, lie occurrence , acceptability

Abstract. Seventy-seven undergraduates and 70 demographically diverse members of the community com- pleted 12 individual-differences measures hypothesized to predict lie-telling in everyday life and then kept a diary every day for a week of all of their social interactions and all of the lies that they told during those interactions.

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Kebbell, M. (2013). The Vulnerable Suspect: Examining police interviews with language interpreters. Paper presented at the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG) 2013, Maastricht, NL. iIIRG, Deception, interview, interpreters, ., .

Notes: Global issue - tourists, non-native speakers, etc. Hard to find interpreters. Harder to find trained ones. They tend to misinterpret evidence. Police officers use google translate which works for many cases (someone is lost, a tourist friend is missing, their renta-car is stolen etc). Interviews take much longer with interpreter.

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article Hertwig, R., & Ortmann, A. (2002). Deception in Experiments: The Costs of an Alleged Method of Last Resort. working paper. Australian Business School at UNSW, Sydney, Australia. TBD [working paper]. deception, methodology, deception in experiments, psychology, economics, meta issue

Abstract: In psychology, deception is commonly used to increase experimental control. Yet, its use has provoked concerns that it raises participants' suspicions, prompts second-guessing of experimenters' true intentions, and ultimately distorts behavior and the control it is meant to achieve. These concerns can and have been subjected to empirical analysis.

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article Malheiros, M., Preibusch, S., Sasse, M. A. (2013). "Fairly truthful": The impact of perceived effort, fairness, relevance, and sensitivity on personal data disclosure. Trust and Trustworthy Computing. ( pp.250-266). London Springer Berlin Heidelberg. disclosure, privacy protection behaviour, online survey, relevance, sensitivity, fairness

In a simulated market research questionnaire on Mturk , participants were asked to disclose 17 open-ended items which varied by hypothesized fairness, relevance, sensitivity, and effort. Responders were then contacted and invited to a follow up questionnaire. Perceived fairness was a strong predictor of item disclosure, whereas relevance, sensitivity, and effort were weak or null predictors.

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article Graham, J., Nosek, B.A., Haidt, J., Iyer, R., Koleva, S.P., & Ditto, P.H. (2011). Mapping the moral domain. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101 (2), 366–385. morality, scale validation, moral foundation, culture, values, .

 Abstract. The moral domain is broader than the empathy and justice concerns assessed by existing measures of moral competence, and it is not just a subset of the values assessed by value inventories.

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Vrij, A., & Fisher, R. (2013). A cognitive approach to elicit verbal and non-verbal cues to deceit. Paper presented at the iIIRG 2013, Maastricht, NL. iIIRG, Deception, non-verbal cues, verbal cues, interviewing techniques, meta-analysis

Notes: Nonverbal and verbal cues to deception are non-reliable (dePaulo et al., 2003). Meta analysis of deception cues - Bond and dePaulo, 2006. Anxiety based techniques - liars are more nervous than true tellers (no basis in research for this!). If the stakes are higher the cues will appear (Eckmann).

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article Ekblom, P. (2001). The conjunction of criminal opportunity: a framework for crime reduction toolkits. Policing and Reducing Crime Unit Research, Home Office. crime reduction, crime prevention, offender attributes, situational crime attributes, prevention framework

A framework is presented for crime reduction -- based on a 2-dimensional framework of crime offending: immediate to remote causes of crime, and situation attributes to offender attributes.

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article Horne, D. R., Norberg, P. A., & Cemal Ekin, A. (2007). Exploring consumer lying in information-based exchanges. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 24, 90-99. information disclosure, consumer behaviour, misrepresentation, privacy, disclosure strategies, fairness

Abstract. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of two studies that explored consumer misrepresentation (lying) during personal information disclosure in a commercial context. Disclosure strategies and mediating processes that might influence lying were also investigated.

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(newspaper / magazine) article Badger, E. (2013, 29th August). How Powerty Taxes the Brain, research summary, The Atlantic Cities. Retrieved from http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/08/how-poverty-taxes-brain/6716/ scarcity, behavioural economics, cognitive psychology, cognitive ability, poverty, ego-depletion

Notes: There is a correlation between cognitive ability and scarcity. There is a Science article (link in this record) showing this claim (the reference to the Science article is here in this repository as well).

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article Tsang, J.-A. (2002). Moral rationalization and the integration of situational factors and psychological processes in immoral behavior. Review of General Psychology 6(1): 25-50. deception, rationalization, psychology, immoral actions, cognitive dissonance, self-dissonance

Link to full text from the Author's site. Abstract. Moral rationalization is an individual's ability to reinterpret his or her immoral actions as, in fact, moral.

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talk Chetty, I. (2013). The depravity of children pornography (keynote talk). Paper presented at the iIIRG 2013, Maastricht, NL. keynote talk retrieved from iIIRG, child pornography, criminology, child advocacy, layman perspective, law

Notes: iIIRG first keynote. Notable lit: Max Taylor & Ethel Quayle (2003). Child Pornography: An Internet Crime.Brunner-routledge. 1984: Thea Pumbroek was found dead of a cocaine overdose in Amsterdam. She died in the middle of a porn shoot. She featured in many videos.

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article Malheiros, M., Jennett, C., Brostoff, S., & Sasse, M. A. (in prep). “What good are they going to do with our information?” - UK Citizens’ Perceptions of the 2011 Census disclosure, privacy protection behaviour, online survey, census

UK Census (2011) respondents answered questions regarding their census filing behaviour. Those who were most likely to engage in privacy protection behaviour (submitting incomplete/incorrect data, or withholding data) were respondents who (1) submitted their census later, (2) were ethnic minorities, (3) those less comfortable with census data disclosure.

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article DePaulo, B. M., & Bell, K. L. (1996). Truth and investment: Lies are told to those who care. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 703-716 deception, lie tendency, honesty, politeness, ., .

Abstract. Participants discussed paintings they liked and disliked with artists who were or were not personally invested in them. Participants were urged to be honest or polite or were given no special instructions. There were no conditions under which the artists received totally honest feedback about the paintings they cared about.

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talk Meissner, C. (2013). Toward a scientific, evidence-based understanding of interrogation: A principled approach [keynote]. Paper presented at the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG) 2013, Maastricht, NL. iIIRG, interviewing techniques, psychology, persuasion, affect, false confessions

Notes: iIIRG second keynote. Toward a scientific, evidence-based understanding of interrogation: A principled approach. There is an algorythmic structure of interviewing. Important initial step - overcome resistance, ellicit cooperation/compliance. You assess credibility (there are cues to deception).

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article DellaVigna, S. (2009). Psychology and Economics: Evidence from the Field. Journal of Economic Literature, 47(2), 315-372. doi: 10.1257/jel.47.2.315 Economic psychology, behavioural economics, rational choice, deviations from RCT, meta - analysis, deception

This is a good meta-analysis of devitations from Rational Choice and research in this field. Abstract below. Attached is a working paper version from the National Bureau of Economic Research (http://www.nber.org/papers/w13420).

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online resource Deevy, M., & Beals, M. (2013). The Scope of the Problem: An Overview of Fraud Prevalence Measurement (pp. 46). Stanford, CA: Stanford Center on Longevity. fraud, victimisation prevalence, report, deception, overview, taxonomz

Abstract. Without accurate and reliable estimates of fraud, it is difficult to understand what works or does not work to protect victims from harm. Unfortunately, current estimates of fraud prevalence vary widely, making it difficult for law enforcement, researchers, and policymakers to appreciate the true scope of the problem.

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