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What is the Ostrich Effect?

The Ostrich Effect is when people aren’t motivated to believe negative information (e.g. deception, risky financial situations) as it isn’t in their best interests to do so – or it’s avoiding the fear of psychological “discomfort”. This is how some … Continue reading

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Vrij’s Guideline to Catching Liars: Observational Guidelines

Aldert Vrij‘s Guideline to Catching Liars by Examining Verbal & Nonverbal Behaviour – Observational Guidelines –  (1): Use flexible decision rules.Research clearly demonstrates that there’s no one single behavioural or verbal cue relating to deception – there’s no Pinocchio’s nose.

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