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New thematic series: Deception Detection


How easily can one person tell when another person is lying to them? It is a question that has been investigated for the better part of a century. This special issue will focus on knowledge that has accumulated over the years and on the questions that researchers are trying to answer today. Can an untrained individual detect another’s “high-stakes” lie through passive observation? How much better is a trained individual at detecting deception when actively interviewing a witness or when interrogating a suspect? Are polygraph tests useless aids for detecting deception, as they are often perceived to be? And what might fMRI have to offer in this area? This special issue seeks research articles that investigate these and other issues related to the detection of deception.

Please email the guest editors with any questions about submissions.

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI) is the open access journal of the Psychonomic Society. Its mission is to publish use-inspired basic research: fundamental cognitive research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems. As with all Psychonomic Society journals, submissions to CRPI are subject to rigorous peer review.

For manuscripts accepted for the special issue, the publication fee may be fully or partially waived depending on the number of manuscripts accepted for the special issue. The authors should indicate when they submit a manuscript if they are requesting a waiver of the publication fee.

Deadline: manuscripts should be submitted before September 1, 2018​​​​​​​. 

Find our guidelines and submit to the series here

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