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

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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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  • Economics

Keywords

  • Truth detection, Lying, Experiment, Lie-detection, Game theory
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-321
JournalJournal of Economic Psychology
Volume31
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes