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Looking for pairs to take part in lie-detection research

Research Title: ‘It takes two to lie’: Analysing differences between truthful and deceptive pairs.

Department: ICJS

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth are interested in interviews that help magnify the verbal and non-verbal differences between truth telling and lying pairs. In this study, you and your friend will take part in a secret missions. Depending on which task you are allocated to, you may be required to lie when interviewed.

The study takes approximately 60 minutes, and will include a mission and an interview. You will receive a £5 amazon voucher for taking part in the study.

Ethics approval number: FHSS 2019-023

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: 18+
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

More Information:

Each participant will recieve a £5 amazon voucher.

  • Dates: 22/8/2019 to 01/10/2019
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Location: St George building

If you would like more information, contact Cody Porter at

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: N/A

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  1. I’ve just participated in this which was a whole new experience and very interesting. If you can spare a hour you’ll learn a few new things about yourself – maybe.

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