Female Deception Detection as a Function of Commitment and Self-Awareness
It was been hypothesized that evolutionary factors including self-awareness and commitment are related to deception detection. In this study, 34 female undergraduates were tested for their ability to detect deception via a video paradigm. Females that were not in a committed relationship were significantly better at detecting males "faking good" as compared to committed females. Further, self-awareness was correlated with the ability to detect deception. These data are consistent with the hypothesis that deception may be related to self-awareness and that such a relationship is related to reproductive advantages secured by the ability to deceive.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Johnson, Amanda K.; Barnacz, Allyson; Constantino, Paul; Triano, Jason; Shackelford, Todd K.; and Keenan, Julian, "Female Deception Detection as a Function of Commitment and Self-Awareness" (2004). Department of Biology Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 179.