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Jaume Masip

Jaume Masip

Jaume Masip's research focuses on the verbal and nonverbal detection of deception. Among several other issues, he has explored:

(1) Police officers’ lie-detection accuracy and biases, as well as the strategies officers use when judging veracity
(2) Beliefs about the cues to deception
(3) Judgmental biases in judging veracity caused by deception-detection training
(4) The impact of facial appearance on truthfulness attributions
(5) How the time at which observers make their decision influences their veracity judgments
(6) Verbal cues to deception
(7) Deception detection in written and transcribed accounts
(8) The usefulness of the LIWC program to detect deception
(9) The Behavior Analysis Interview (BAI)
(10) Liars’ strategies to be convincing

Jaume Masip is teaching Social Psychology, Psychology and Law, and Eyewitness Psychology at the University of Salamanca (Spain).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Communication, Language
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Person Perception


  • Garrido, E., Masip, J., & Herrero, C. (Eds.). (2006). Psicología jurídica [Psychology and law]. Madrid, Spain: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Journal Articles:

  • Bond, C. F., Howard, A. R., Hutchison, J. L., & Masip, J. (2013). Overlooking the obvious: Incentives to lie. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35, 212-221. doi: 10.1080/01973533.2013.764302
  • Garrido, E., Masip, J., & Herrero, C. (2004). Police officers’ credibility judgments: Accuracy and estimated ability. International Journal of Psychology, 39, 254-275. doi: 10.1080/00207590344000411
  • Masip, J., Alonso, H., Garrido, E., & Antón, C. (2005). Generalized Communicative Suspicion (GCS) among police officers: Accounting for the investigator bias effect. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 1046-1066. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2005.tb02159.x
  • Masip, J., Alonso, H., Garrido, E., & Herrero, C. (2009) Training to detect what? The biasing effects of training on veracity judgments. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 1282-1269. doi: 10.1002/acp.1535
  • Masip, J., Barba, A., & Herrero, C. (2012). Behaviour Analysis Interview and common sense. A study with novice and experienced officers. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 19, 21-34. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2010.543402
  • Masip, J., Bethencourt, M., Lucas, G., Sánchez-San Segundo, M., & Herrero, C. (2012). Deception detection from written accounts. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 53, 103-111. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2011.00931.x
  • Masip, J., & Garrido, E. (2001). Is there a kernel of truth in judgements of deceptiveness? Anales de Psicología, 17, 101-120.
  • Masip, J., Garrido, E., & Herrero, C. (2010). Regression toward the mean or heuristic processing in detecting deception? Reply to Elaad. Psychological Reports, 107, 587-592. doi: 10.2466/03.07.PR0.107.5.587-592
  • Masip, J., Garrido, E., & Herrero, C. (2009). Heuristic versus systematic processing of information in detecting deception: Questioning the truth bias. Psychological Reports, 105, 11-36. doi: 10.2466/pr0.105.1.11-36
  • Masip, J., Garrido, E., & Herrero, C. (2006). Observers’ decision moment in deception detection experiments: Its impact on judgment, accuracy, and confidence. International Journal of Psychology, 41, 309-319. doi: 10.1080/00207590500343612
  • Masip, J., Garrido, E., & Herrero, C. (2004). Defining deception. Anales de Psicología, 20, 147-171.
  • Masip, J., Garrido, E., & Herrero, C. (2004). Facial appearance and impressions of credibility: The effects of facial babyishness and age on person perception. International Journal of Psychology, 39, 276-289. doi: 10.1080/00207590444000014
  • Masip, J., Garrido, E., & Herrero, C. (2003). Facial appearance and judgments of credibility: The effects of facial babyishness and age on statement credibility. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 129, 269-311.
  • Masip, J., Garrido, E., Herrero, C., Ullán, A. M., & Conde, J. (2012). Teaching students about facial composites using the FACES software. Teaching of Psychology, 39, 137-141. doi: 10.1177/0098628312437701
  • Masip, J., & Herrero, C. (2013). “What would you say if you were guilty?” Suspects’ strategies during a hypothetical Behavior Analysis Interview concerning a serious crime. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 60-70. doi: 10.1002/acp.2872
  • Masip, J., Herrero, C., Garrido, E., & Barba, A. (2011). Is the Behaviour Analysis Interview just common sense? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 593-604. doi: 10.1002/acp.1728
  • Masip, J., Sporer, S. L., Garrido, E., & Herrero, C. (2005). The detection of deception with the Reality Monitoring approach: A review of the empirical evidence. Psychology, Crime & Law, 11, 99-121. doi: 10.1080/10683160410001726356
  • Sporer, S. L., Masip, J., & Cramer, M. (2014). Guidance to detect deception with the Aberdeen Report Judgment Scales: Are verbal content cues useful to detect false accusations? American Journal of Psychology, 127, 43-61.

Other Publications:

Courses Taught:

  • Eyewitness Psychology
  • Psychology and Law
  • Social Psychology

Jaume Masip
Facultad de Psicología
University of Salamanca
Avda. de la Merced, 109-131
37005 Salamanca

  • Phone: Int+34 +923 294610
  • Fax: Int+34 +923 294604

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