Cyn Dis 10

The focus of this week is to reflect on and evaluate your Capstone Project experience and how it has helped you to become a scholar-practitioner committed to fostering positive social change. For this Discussion, you will examine your process for this course and describe your identity as a social change agent.

To prepare:

  • Reflect on your experiences with the Capstone Project, including but not limited to the following questions:
    • What aspects of the Capstone Project and course have helped you to become more of a scholar-practitioner?
    • How have the program and project contributed to your identity as a social change agent?
  • In the Learning Resources, visit the Walden University Center for Social Change website and review areas that are of particular interest to you.
  • What would you recommend to future students in the Capstone experience?

By Day 4

Post a brief summary of your Capstone Project and your reflections on the Capstone Project experience, using the questions in the “To prepare” section of this Discussion.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and identify current relevant literature to support your work.







Lie Detection

Jamiah Riddick

Walden University

FPSY – 6393

MS Psychology Capstone

Dr. Jackson

March 15th, 2021






Lie detection is an important topic in psychology and law and it is among the areas that are used in psychology. It is not hard to identify the reason why it is essential to know if one is lying or telling the truth during police cases which involves court trials, criminal and intelligence interviews (Vicianova, 2015).

Telling lies as well as other types of deception are consistent characteristics of human social behavior. In order to enhance lie detection, psychologists as well as practitioners are required to come up with a way of detecting the lies. These tools tend to implement the whole possible solutions such as assessing the behavior, speech, and evaluating peripheral physiological feedback to recording the activity of the brain. Lie detection is a part of some criminals, clinical or legal professions. The police are challenged by deception mostly in the identification of facts in crimes which have been carried out. Judges and lawyers search for justice in legal issues as well as medical professionals require the facts for effective diagnosis and productive management of patients. However, one of the main issues is identifying effective as well as reliable methods to deception and identifying strong techniques that can be used to differentiate these from the erroneous beliefs or other types of emotional expression. This tends to be a challenges especially when one tries to account for contextual factors as well as motivational influences (Vrij, & Verschuere, 2013).

“In social circumstances, for example, designated spots and city intersections, individuals contrive and plot to pull off wrongdoing and psychological terrorist act,” says psychologist James Driskell, PhD, leader of the Florida Maxima Corporation, an organization that oversee research in conduct and sociology (Zimmerman, 2016). In the event that two individuals are lying, they need to compose a story that is steady with their co-conspirator so they don’t stir doubt (Zimmerman, 2016). On the off chance that an official of the law requires to engage them on the street, it is valuable to understand what pointers to search for in their reactions (Zimmerman, 2016). Contrasted and truth-tellers, when liars recount their story together they tend to not communicate with one another and they are less inclined to expand on one another’s reactions. (Zimmerman, 2016).

The study of lie detection of deception is an important topic in the investigative as well as forensic contexts. The various issues that are associated with the failure to differentiate lies from the truth, show that robust and reliable research is needed to identify ways that can be used in differentiating genuine and deceptive details. The methods should be reliable given their effectiveness especially in the criminal justice system.













Vrij, A., & Verschuere, B. (2013). Lie Detection in a Forensic Context. Lie Detection. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199828340-0122

Vicianova, M. (2015). Historical Techniques of Lie Detection. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 11(3), 522-534. doi: 10.5964/ejop.v11i3.919

Zimmerman, L. 2016. Deception Detection. Monitor on Psychology, American Psychological Association, Mar.