Accurately detecting students' lies regarding relational aggression by correctional instructions

Dickhäuser, Oliver ; Reinhard, Marc-André ; Marksteiner, Tamara

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Educational Psychology
Volume: 32
Issue number: 2
Page range: 257-271
Place of publication: Abingdon
Publishing house: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 0144-3410 , 1469-5820
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Pädagogische Psychologie (Dickhäuser)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Keywords (English): teachers , lies , experience level
Abstract: This study investigates the effect of correctional instructions when detecting lies about relational aggression. Based on models from the field of social psychology, we predict that correctional instruction will lead to a less pronounced lie bias and to more accurate lie detection. Seventy-five teachers received videotapes of students’ true denial messages (e.g., students were innocent) and untrue denial messages (students were involved in relational aggression). A random half of the teachers were either given no further instructions or were told not to use stereotypical non-verbal cues when forming judgements (correctional instruction condition). As predicted, teachers in the correctional instruction condition were slightly better at detecting true than invented stories.

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