DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/uxmdp
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Linda Marjoleine Geven, Nathalie klein Selle, Gershon Ben-Shakhar, Merel Kindt, Bruno Verschuere

Abstract: The validity of the Concealed Information Test (CIT) to detect recognition of critical details has been demonstrated in hundreds of laboratory studies. These studies, however, lack the factor of deliberate intent to deceive. This disparity between research and practice may affect the generalizability of laboratory based CIT findings.In the current study, 65 out of 174 participants cheated on their own initiative in a trivia quiz. These self-initiated cheaters were compared to 68 participants who were explicitl…

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