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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Is There a Correlational Relationship Between a Person's Perceived Level of Adaptive Unconscious and the Rate of Accuracy in the Detection of Deception?


Through opportunity and snowball sampling 22 participants were correlated against one another to test the relationship between perceived adaptive unconscious and accuracy in the detection of deception. Additionally the participants were divided in to the demographic groups of police officers, poker players and laypersons. Furthermore to the individual differences, a link based on previous literature proposed different learning structures that vary between the demographic groups ultimately lead to varying environmental interaction and feedback that leads to increased intuitive ability and therefore accuracy in the detection of deception. Using a multivariate ANOVA analysis of data suggested that a significant correlatory link between the perceived adaptive unconscious ability and the identification of deceptive behaviour. Furthermore a pattern amongst the data appeared and though not significant suggested that learning in a deceptively interactive environment is positive for the detection of deception. Findings strengthen the results of previous literature in relation to the benefits of learning environmental structures and add knowledge to the concept of the adaptive unconscious and its role in the detection of deception. 


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