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Project: Deception detection across cultural groups

Student: Rifah Abdullah

Supervisor: Dr. Ian Bushnell

This study aims to investigate how well people can detect deception from video data. We are looking to see whether deception detection is better than random, and if there are any differences based on the culture you are from. This experiment is in English. Please do not be worried if you are not fluent in English, answer as best as you can as we are interested in your impressions not language fluency.

This study is part of an undergraduate project; results will be used in a dissertation and presented at the end of year Psychology Undergraduate Conference.

Your participation is completely voluntary; even after you give consent to participate and begin the study, you have every right to withdraw at any time by crossing off the tab. You will be assigned an ID number to keep your identity anonymised and no personally identifiable data will be published.

This study has been reviewed the Ethics Committee in the Psychology Department of the University of Glasgow and does not pose any risk.

The study will last approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Following the consent form and after the end of the experiment, you will be asked a few questions about yourself. In the experiment you will see video clips of people answering questions and have to choose which video clip you think shows them lying.

We advise that you watch the videos in a quiet setting with headphones and good WiFi so that you can hear the videos clearly and do the experiment by yourself.

This experiment will not work on mobiles or tablets, please use a laptop or desktop computer.

If you are a undergraduate Psychology student at the University of Glasgow you can receive credit for doing this study - more information in the debrief page at the end.

If you would like any additional information or are interested in learning more about this study, please email Rifah Abdullah at

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