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The Role of Anxiety in Deception

Chapter 6: How to Detect Deception in Investigation Interviews

Posted by Dawn Lomer on March 3rd, 2015

Chapter 1: History of Detecting Deception

Chapter 2: Reading the Signs of Deception

Chapter 3: Setting a Baseline

Chapter 4: Forms of Deception

Chapter 5: Language Indicators of Deception

Chapter 6: The Role of Anxiety in Deception

Anyone being interviewed will have some amount of anxiety. It’s important to determine whether someone’s anxiety is simply attached to the interview or the fact that they did something wrong.

Deception by concealment creates little anxiety because the subject is actually telling the truth. Similarly, someone who is being vague or deflecting questions is unlikely to show significant anxiety. It’s usually when someone is falsifying that their anxiety levels increase as they become more vulnerable.

Chapter 7: Body Language

Chapter 8: How to Improve your Deception Detection Skills


Dawn Lomer
Dawn Lomer

Manager of Communications

Dawn Lomer is the Manager of Communications at i-Sight Software and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She writes about topics related to workplace investigations, ethics and compliance, data security and e-discovery, and hosts i-Sight webinars.

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