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Amplifying recall after delays via initial interviewing: Inoculating truth-tellers' memory as a function of encoding quality (2020)
Journal Article
Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Leal, S., Deeb, H., Hope, L., & Mann, S. (2020). Amplifying recall after delays via initial interviewing: Inoculating truth-tellers' memory as a function of encoding quality. Acta Psychologica, 209, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103130

Typically, truth-tellers report more detailed statements when interviewed immediately, compared to after delays (displaying forgetting), whereas liars report statements containing similar amounts of detail when interviewed immediately or after a dela... Read More about Amplifying recall after delays via initial interviewing: Inoculating truth-tellers' memory as a function of encoding quality.

Lie-detection by strategy manipulation: Developing an Asymmetric Information Management (AIM) technique (2020)
Journal Article
Porter, C. N., Morrison, E., Fitzgerald, R. J., Taylor, R., & Harvey, A. C. (2020). Lie-detection by strategy manipulation: Developing an Asymmetric Information Management (AIM) technique. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 9(2), 232-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2020.01.004

Liars can, when prompted, provide detailed statements. Ideally, interview protocols to improve lie-detection should (a) encourage forthcoming verbal strategies from truth tellers and (b) encourage withholding verbal strategies from liars. Previous re... Read More about Lie-detection by strategy manipulation: Developing an Asymmetric Information Management (AIM) technique.

Amplifying deceivers’ flawed metacognition: Encouraging disclosures after delays with a model statement (2019)
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Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Leal, S., Hope, L., & Mann, S. (2019). Amplifying deceivers’ flawed metacognition: Encouraging disclosures after delays with a model statement. Acta Psychologica, 200, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.102935

Truth tellers provide less detail in delayed than in immediate interviews (likely due to forgetting), whereas liars provide similar amounts of detail in immediate and delayed interviews (displaying a metacognitive stability bias effect). We examined... Read More about Amplifying deceivers’ flawed metacognition: Encouraging disclosures after delays with a model statement.

Extending the verifiability approach framework: The effect of initial questioning (2018)
Journal Article
Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Sarikas, G., Leal, S., Jupe, L., & Nahari, G. (2018). Extending the verifiability approach framework: The effect of initial questioning. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32(6), 787-804. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3465

The verifiability approach (VA) is a lie‐detection tool that examines reported checkable details. Across two studies, we attempt to exploit liar's preferred strategy of repeating information by examining the effect of questioning adult interviewees b... Read More about Extending the verifiability approach framework: The effect of initial questioning.

Cross-cultural verbal deception (2018)
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Leal, S., Vrij, A., Vernham, Z., Dalton, G., Jupe, L., Harvey, A., & Nahari, G. (2018). Cross-cultural verbal deception. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 23(2), 192-213. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12131

Background - ‘Interviewing to detect deception’ research is sparse across different Ethnic Groups. In the present experiment, we interviewed truth tellers and liars from British, Chinese, and Arab origins. British interviewees belong to a low‐context... Read More about Cross-cultural verbal deception.

Within-subjects verbal lie detection measures: A comparison between total detail and proportion of complications (2018)
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Vrij, A., Leal, S., Jupe, L., & Harvey, A. (2018). Within-subjects verbal lie detection measures: A comparison between total detail and proportion of complications. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 23(2), 265-279. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12126

Background: We examined whether the verbal cue, proportion of complications, was a more diagnostic cue to deceit than the amount of information provided (e.g., total number of details). Method: In the experiment, 53 participants were interviewed.... Read More about Within-subjects verbal lie detection measures: A comparison between total detail and proportion of complications.

A stability bias effect among deceivers (2017)
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Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Hope, L., Leal, S., & Mann, S. (2017). A stability bias effect among deceivers. Law and Human Behavior, 41(6), 519-529. https://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000258

Research examining how truth tellers' and liars' verbal behavior is attenuated as a function of delay is largely absent from the literature, despite its important applied value. We examined this factor across 2 studies in which we examined the effect... Read More about A stability bias effect among deceivers.

Deception and decay: Verbal lie detection as a function of delay and encoding quality (2017)
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Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Leal, S., Hope, L., & Mann, S. (2017). Deception and decay: Verbal lie detection as a function of delay and encoding quality. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 6(3), 306-318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.04.002

We examined the effect of encoding quality and retention interval on the verbal accounts of truth tellers and liars. Truthful and deceptive participants (n = 149) reported a social interaction immediately or after a three-week delay. To manipulate en... Read More about Deception and decay: Verbal lie detection as a function of delay and encoding quality.

Insurance based lie detection: Enhancing the verifiability approach with a model statement component (2017)
Journal Article
Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Leal, S., Lafferty, M., & Nahari, G. (2017). Insurance based lie detection: Enhancing the verifiability approach with a model statement component. Acta Psychologica, 174, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.01.001

Purpose - The Verifiability Approach (VA) is verbal lie detection tool that has shown promise when applied to insurance claims settings. This study examined the effectiveness of incorporating a Model Statement comprised of checkable information to th... Read More about Insurance based lie detection: Enhancing the verifiability approach with a model statement component.

Applying the verifiability approach to insurance claims settings: Exploring the effect of the information protocol (2016)
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Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Nahari, G., & Ludwig, K. (2017). Applying the verifiability approach to insurance claims settings: Exploring the effect of the information protocol. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 22(1), 47-59. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12092

Purpose Lie detection in insurance claim settings is difficult as liars can easily incorporate deceptive statements within descriptions of otherwise truthful events. We examined whether the Verifiability Approach (VA) could be used effectively in in... Read More about Applying the verifiability approach to insurance claims settings: Exploring the effect of the information protocol.