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Professor Maria Hartwig Quoted in New York Times Article About Deception Detection

Professor Maria Hartwig in the Department of Psychology was quoted in The New York Times article, “At Airports, a Misplaced Faith in Body Language,” written by John Tierney. The article discusses the unsupported yet widespread belief within public discourse regarding body language as an indication of deception.

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Maria Hartwig has published research on the psychology of deception and its detection, and on interview and interrogation techniques using a broad sample of lay people, legal professionals and prison inmates. She is an editorial board member of Law and Human Behavior and Legal and Criminological Psychology, and an associate editor of the official newsletter of the American Psychology-Law Society. In 2008, she received an Early Career Award by the European Association for Psychology and Law, and in 2012, she received the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence in Psychology and Law, awarded by the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.