My right I

Deception detection and hemispheric differences in self-awareness

Sarah Malcolm, Julian Keenan

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Abstract

Previous research has indicated a relationship between the ability to detect deceit and self-awareness. In this study, two experiments were conducted to further investigate this relationship. Thirty-two (28 females and 4 males) undergraduate students listened to 116 true and false statements with headphones in an attempt to determine which statements contained deception. The participants also completed a variety of self-awareness questionnaires including the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (Raine, 1991) and the Self-Consciousness Scale (Fenigstein, Scheier, & Buss, 1975). An additional 11 participants were tested with the statements played in reverse to determine the role of information processing. It was found there was a correlation between self-awareness and deception detection. These data support the hypothesis that self-awareness is related to mental state attribution (Theory of Mind).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-772
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume31
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003

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Keywords

  • Asymmetry
  • Deception detection
  • Laterality
  • Right hemisphere
  • Self
  • Self-awareness
  • Theory of mind

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