Eliciting information and cues to deceit through sketching in interpreter-based interviews

Aldert Vrij, Sharon Leal, Ronald P. Fisher, Samantha Mann, Eunkyung Jo, Alla Shaboltas, Maria Khaleeva, Juliana Granskaya, Kate Houston

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Abstract

As interviewees typically say less when an interpreter is present, we examined whether this was caused by interpreters not interpreting everything interviewees says or by interviewees providing less information. We further examined (a) the effect of a model drawing on providing information and (b) the diagnostic value of total details and the proportion of complications as cues to deceit. Hispanic, Russian, and South Korean participants were interviewed by native interviewers or by a British interviewer through an interpreter. Truth tellers discussed a trip they had made; liars fabricated a story. Participants received no instruction (condition 1) or were instructed to sketch while narrating without (condition 2) or with (condition 3) being given examples of detailed sketches. Interviewees said less when an interpreter was present because they provided less information. Truth tellers gave more details and, particularly, obtained a higher proportion of complications than liars. The sketching manipulation had no effect.

Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Cognitive Psychology
Issue number10.1002/acp.3566
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Interviews
Hispanic Americans
Interpreter
Deceit
Interviewees
Liar
Proportion
Complications

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Vrij, Aldert ; Leal, Sharon ; Fisher, Ronald P. ; Mann, Samantha ; Jo, Eunkyung ; Shaboltas, Alla ; Khaleeva, Maria ; Granskaya, Juliana ; Houston, Kate. / Eliciting information and cues to deceit through sketching in interpreter-based interviews. In: Applied Cognitive Psychology. 2019 ; No. 10.1002/acp.3566.
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