How Good Are You at Detecting Deception?

Did you know that most people fare only slightly better than a coin toss at detecting deception? This includes professionals such as Psychologists, Judges, the Secret Service and even Police Officers. As a matter of fact, most people are much better at lying than they are at spotting lies. (Vrij, 2000).

In a meta-analysis of two hundred, six studies on deception, we see that the overall accuracy of most professions is approximately fifty-four percent. (Bond & DePaulo 2006) Two-thirds of the people tested score between fifty to fifty-nine percent in deception detection accuracy.

Training for commissioned police officers.