Friday Sep 24, 2021

Episode 53 - Emotion at Work in Interview Techniques

During this episode Phil is joined by Cody Porter, who’s research involves information elicitation and how this aids deception detection.  Phil and Cody discuss the role that deception plays in the workplace, from exaggeration and minimisation in job interviews (or on a CV), to corporate fraud and day-to-day lies and omissions. 


There’s no Pinocchio’s nose when it comes to detecting deceit.  They examine strategies to make life easier for truth tellers, harder for liars and help differentiate between the two. 


Cody has recently successfully defended her ‘viva’, which, “is an oral test during which a PhD candidate defends their PhD thesis in front of a panel of examiners” and is now embarking on a new role as a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England.


The interview kicks off with Cody giving working definitions of “Deception” and “Truth”, how her research can/is helpful in the workplace and discussing what AIM techniques are.  Towards the end of the podcast listen to Cody give advice to help you be effective in interviews or conversations where deception may play a part.


To find out more about Cody you can find her on LinkedIn: or Twitter on @Cody_N_Porter.


Links and references to the key areas and ideas discussed are below:


DePaulo, B. M., Lindsay, J. J., Malone, B. E., Muhlenbruck, L., Charlton, K., & Cooper, H. (2003). Cues to deception. Psychological bulletin129(1), 74.


Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Hope, L., Leal, S., & Mann, S. (2017). A stability bias effect among deceivers. Law and human behavior41(6), 519.


Porter, C. N., Morrison, E., Fitzgerald, R. J., Taylor, R., & Harvey, A. C. (2020). Lie-detection by Strategy Manipulation: Developing an Asymmetric Information Management (AIM) Technique. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition9(2), 232-241.


Vrij, A. (2008). Detecting lies and deceit: Pitfalls and opportunities. John Wiley & Sons.


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