We investigate how people lie and detect deception with technology. Our research suggests that lies are not more prevalent online than offline (see Guillory & Hancock, 2012; Markowitz & Hancock, 2016), but instead, deception is represented differently when technology is involved.

Our recent papers examine how deception plays a role in romantic relationships that begin on mobile dating apps (Markowitz & Hancock, 2017), how people perceive their own and others deceptive behavior over text-based media relative to face-to-face (Toma, Jiang, & Hancock, 2016), and how technology can manufacture trust in the sharing economy.

Publications

Matchmaker, matchmaker, swipe me an (honest) match: Deception dynamics in mobile dating messages -

Markowitz, D.M., & Hancock, J.T. (2017). Matchmaker, matchmaker, swipe me an (honest) match: Deception dynamics in mobile dating messages. Presentation at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego.

Lies in the Eye of the Beholder: The Intensifying Effect of Media on Self-Other Asymmetries Regarding Deception -

Toma, C.T., Jiang, L.C., & Hancock, J.T. (2016). Lies in the Eye of the Beholder: The Intensifying Effect of Media on Self-Other Asymmetries Regarding Deception. Communication Research.

Online deception -

Markowtiz, D.M. & Hancock, J.T. (2015). Online deception. In the International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. John Wiley & Sons. Inc: New York, NY.

The effect of Linkedin on deception in resumes -

Guillory, J. & Hancock, J.T. (2012). The effect of Linkedin on deception in resumes. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 15, 135-140