Trusting People Make Better Lie Detectors

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Thu, Aug 26th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In a recent experiment, scientists discovered that people high in trust were more accurate at detecting the liars -- the more people showed trust in others, the more able they were to distinguish a lie from the truth. The more faith in their fellow humans they had, the more they wanted to hire the honest interviewees and to avoid the lying ones. Contrary to the stereotype, people who were low in trust were more willing to hire liars and they were also less likely to be aware that they were liars. Click here for the article on ScienceDaily.com.

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