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Face-to-face lying – An experimental study in Sweden and Japan

Holm, Jerker LU and Kawagoe, Toshiji (2010) In Journal of Economic Psychology 31(3). p.310-321
Abstract
This paper investigates face-to-face lying and beliefs associated with it. In experiments in Sweden and Japan, subjects answer questions about personal characteristics, play a face-to-face sender–receiver game and participate in an elicitation of lie-detection beliefs. The previous finding of too much truth-telling (compared to the equilibrium prediction) also holds in the face-to-face setting. A new result is that although many people claim that they are good at lie-detection, few reveal belief in this ability when money is at stake. Correlations between the subjects’ characteristics and their behavior and performances in the game are also explored.
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Truth detection, Lying, Experiment, Lie-detection, Game theory
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Journal of Economic Psychology
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31
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310 - 321
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Elsevier
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1872-7719
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10.1016/j.joep.2010.01.001
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  author       = {Holm, Jerker and Kawagoe, Toshiji},
  issn         = {1872-7719},
  keyword      = {Truth detection,Lying,Experiment,Lie-detection,Game theory},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {310--321},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Economic Psychology},
  title        = {Face-to-face lying – An experimental study in Sweden and Japan},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2010.01.001},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2010},
}