Groups Can Detect White Lies

Nadav Klein, University of Chicago, USA
Nicholas Epley, University of Chicago, USA
Interventions to improve lie detection typically focus on improving individual judgment, a costly and generally ineffective endeavor. In contrast, we tested whether groups can improve lie detection. In three experiments, we find that groups are consistently better than individuals at detecting white lies—the most challenging lies to detect accurately.
[ to cite ]:
Nadav Klein and Nicholas Epley (2014) ,"Groups Can Detect White Lies", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 550-551.