New results on eye contact and lying

In a new study, our PhD student Jonne Hietanen and colleagues investigated whether another persons’ eye contact affects participants’ honesty in a game in which they had a possibility to be dishonest. The results showed that when the opponent of an interactive game were looking towards the participant, lying was reduced as compared to when the opponent was looking away from the participant.

– “This was the first study to demonstrate the effect by using actual eye contact with another person and by measuring not just any form of dishonesty, but lying,” says Jonne Hietanen, the first author of the study.

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