The illusion-of-transparency and episodic memory: are people egocentric or do people think lies are easy to detect?

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dc.contributor.author Rai, Roshan en
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Peter en
dc.contributor.author Faelling, Joanne en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-25T09:29:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-25T09:29:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Rai, R., Mitchell, P. and Faelling, J. (2012) The illusion-of-transparency and episodic memory: are people egocentric or do people think lies are easy to detect? Psychological Studies, 57 (1), pp. 58-66 en
dc.identifier.issn 0033-2968
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/7647
dc.description Invovled a colloboration with an academic from the University of Notingham, Malaysian Campus. en
dc.description.abstract The illusion-of-transparency seems like an egocentric bias, in which people believe that their inner feelings, thoughts and perspectives are more apparent to others than they actually are. In Experiment 1, participants read out true and false episodic memories to an audience. Participants overestimated the number of people who would think that they were the liar, and they overestimated how many would correctly identify the liar. Experiment 2 found that with lessened task demands, and by using a scale of doubt, participants distinguished lies from truthful statements (albeit with a degree of error). Over the two experiments, results indicated that people have some ability to distinguish lies from truth (in illusion-of-transparency tasks), although people often overestimate this ability, and participants sometimes think their own lies are easier to detect than is really the case. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Psychological Studies en
dc.subject Illusion of transparency en
dc.subject social perception en
dc.subject theory of mind en
dc.subject adult egocentrism en
dc.title The illusion-of-transparency and episodic memory: are people egocentric or do people think lies are easy to detect? en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12646-011-0138-2
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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