Interpersonal Communications: Ch. 12 Deceptive Communication Flashcard Example #42827

When his girlfriend asks if he really loves her, Ramon gives her a vague, ambiguous response. What form of deception is he attempting?

A. Equivocation
B. Exaggeration
C. Fibbing
D. Falsification

A. Equivocation
True or False

Deception done for the right reasons is not really deception.

False
Which of the following contributes to people’s inability to detect deception accurately?

A. Focusing on the wrong nonverbal signals
B. Truth bias
C. All of these
D. Questioning everything we hear takes too much energy

C. All of these
According to research, an increase in which of the following nonverbal behaviors is indicative of deception?

A. Genuine smiles
B. Forward leans
C. Blinking
D. Vocal fluency

C. Blinking
Lying under oath is known as:

A. Perjury
B. Dissimulation
C. Fraud
D. Omission

A. Perjury
True or False

It is possible to be deceptive without ever saying a word.

True
Frank’s grandfather loved to fish. Every time he came back from the lake, he described catching and releasing a bigger and bigger fish. We can infer from this story that Frank’s grandfather likely engaged in:

A. Exaggeration
B. Commission
C. Falsification
D. Equivocation

A. Exaggeration
According to deception research, which of the following behavioral changes is a reliable cue to deception?

A. Decreased eye contact
B. Decreased gesturing
C. Reduced vocal pitch
D. Increased smiling

B. Decreased gesturing
Research shows that men are more likely than women to lie about this characteristic in an online dating ad:

A. Age
B. Physical attractiveness
C. Ethnicity
D. Education level

D. Education level
According to research, most people discover that they have been lied to when:

A. Circumstantial evidence incriminates the liar
B. The liar confesses
C. They investigate the evidence for themselves
D. A third party reveals the truth

D. A third party reveals the truth
Research indicates that the average person can detect deception approximately what percentage of the time?

A. 55%
B. 73%
C. 40%
D. 25%

A. 55%
Misrepresenting facts for the purpose of material gain is known as:

A. Deception
B. Impersonation
C. Fraud
D. Forgery

C. Fraud
What of the following could be an example of the Othello error?

A. A listener is so trusting of another that he or she does not evaluate the truthfulness of the person’s statements.

B. People tend to look for deception in good news more than in bad news.

C. A listener is so suspicious that he or she doubts someone else’s truthful statement.

D. People tend to look for deception in bad news more than in good news.

C. A listener is so suspicious that he or she doubts someone else’s truthful statement.
True or False

When lying to a stranger, one will usually be more successful doing so in a face-to-face conversation than in an email message.

True
Deception has several characteristics; which of the following is NOT among them?

A. The sender must intend to create a false belief in the receiver.
B. The receiver must believe the information is true.
C. The information must be transmitted knowingly.
D. The sender must believe the information is false.

B. The receiver must believe the information is true.

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