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dc.contributor.authorBoskovic, Irena
dc.contributor.authorTejada Gallardo, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorVrij, Aldert
dc.contributor.authorHope, Lorraine
dc.contributor.authorMerckelbach, Harald
dc.description.abstractSeveral studies on the verifiability approach found that truth-tellers report more verifiable details than liars. Therefore, we wanted to test whether such a difference would emerge in the context of malingered symptoms. We obtained statements from undergraduates (N D 53) who had been allocated to three different conditions: truth-tellers, coached malingerers and na ıve malingerers. Truth-tellers carried out an intensive physical exercise and after a short interval wrote a report about their experience and elicited symptoms. The two malingering groups had to fabricate a story about the physical activity and its symptoms. Truth-tellers did not generate more verifiable details than malingerers. However, malingerers reported more non-verifiable details than truth-tellers. Coached and na ıve malingerers did not differ in this respect. Relative to truth-tellers, na ıve malingerers reported more symptoms-related nonverifiable details, while coached malingerers reported more exercise-related non-verifiable details. Focusing on non-verifiable details may inform the detection of malingered symptoms.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the House of Legal Psychology/Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate [Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) 2013- 0036]; [Cohort 2015 with Specific Grant Agreement (SGA) 2015-1610].
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
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dc.relation.ispartofPsychiatry Psychology and Law, 2019, vol. 26, núm. 1, p. 65-76
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd (c) Tejada Gallardo et al., 2019
dc.subjectDeception detection
dc.subjectVerifiability approach
dc.titleVerifiability on the run: an experimental study on the verifiability approach to malingered symptoms

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