Interactive deception in group decision-making: New insights from communication pattern analysis

Judee K. Burgoon, David Wilson, Michael Hass, Ryan Schuetzler

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Abstract

Interpersonal deception is a dynamic process in which participating individuals adjust and adapt their behaviors as the deception proceeds. Using THEME, we demonstrate that deceptive communication in group settings is highly patterned. We further examine patterning behavior using the strategy-focused lens of Interpersonal Deception Theory (Buller and Burgoon, Commun Theory 6(3):203–242, 1996). Correlation and regression analyses suggest that (1) deceivers tend to be strategically assertive as they carry out deception in group settings, and (2) individuals suspicious of deception tend to engage in probing behavior, ostensibly attempting to confirm their suspicions. Our findings demonstrate the value of analyzing deceptive behavior in terms of patterning to gain greater insight into the complex deception process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuromethods
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages37-62
Number of pages26
Volume111
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameNeuromethods
Volume111
ISSN (Print)08932336
ISSN (Electronic)19406045

Keywords

  • Deception
  • Group decision-making
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Pattern analysis
  • THEME

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Burgoon, J. K., Wilson, D., Hass, M., & Schuetzler, R. (2016). Interactive deception in group decision-making: New insights from communication pattern analysis. In Neuromethods (Vol. 111, pp. 37-62). (Neuromethods; Vol. 111). Humana Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3249-8_2