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Deception and its detection

General data

Course ID: 2401-CS-Daid-s2
Erasmus code / ISCED: (unknown) / (unknown)
Course title: Deception and its detection
Name in Polish: Deception and its detection
Organizational unit: Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Course groups: (in Polish) Cognitive Science s2 - I i II rok przedmioty do wyboru
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 2.00 Basic information on ECTS credits allocation principles:
  • the annual hourly workload of the student’s work required to achieve the expected learning outcomes for a given stage is 1500-1800h, corresponding to 60 ECTS;
  • the student’s weekly hourly workload is 45 h;
  • 1 ECTS point corresponds to 25-30 hours of student work needed to achieve the assumed learning outcomes;
  • weekly student workload necessary to achieve the assumed learning outcomes allows to obtain 1.5 ECTS;
  • work required to pass the course, which has been assigned 3 ECTS, constitutes 10% of the semester student load.
Language: English


Total student workload:

(in Polish) 1. Godziny realizowane z udziałem nauczyciela: 15 godz.

2. Praca indywidualna studenta – przygotowanie do zajęć: 15 godz.

3. Praca indywidualna studenta – przygotowanie prezentacji: 30 godz

Learning outcomes - knowledge:

(in Polish) Student:

W01: Zna koncepcje teoretyczne i kierunki badań kluczowe dla tematyki zajęć (K_W01, K_W09)

W02: Zna podstawowe definicje i metody badawcze z zakresu tematyki zajęć (K_W01, K_W09)

Learning outcomes - skills:

(in Polish) U01: Potrafi scharakteryzować omawiane podczas zajęć metody badawcze i je krytycznie ocenić (K_U08)

Learning outcomes - social competencies:

(in Polish) K01: Potrafi dokonać analizy krytycznej artykułu naukowego (K_K01)

K02: Potrafi zaprezentować własne przemyślenia dotyczące omawianych na zajęciach zagadnień na forum grupy (K_K02, K_K05)

Teaching methods:

(in Polish) Zajęcia z elementami wykładu, dyskusji i warsztatów

Observation/demonstration teaching methods:

- display

Expository teaching methods:

- informative (conventional) lecture
- participatory lecture

Short description:

The course aims to present the current state of scientific knowledge about deception and methods of its detection. The main theories and results of the most important research in the field will be presented. Classes will also include elements of workshops, during which students will have the opportunity to test their beliefs about cues to deception and veracity assessment skills.

Full description:


1. Terms & conditions, we test our abilities to detect lies and beliefs about cues to deception.

2. Truths about lying 1: what do we know about lying and its detection, what does it mean to lie, why and when do we lie

3. Truths about lying 2: types of lies, who lies

4. Behaviour of liars

5. Lie detection: methods and accuracy 1

6. Lie detection: methods and accuracy 2

7. Factors influencing lie detection 1

8. Factors influencing lie detection 2


Vrij, A. (2008). Detecting lies and deceit: Pitfalls and opportunities (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

This course is a discussion seminar; its participants share responsibility for its functioning. It assumes:

1. Students enrolled in this course will prepare a PP presentation of the results of a study described in a scientific paper. These presentations are to be descriptions of a study (introduction, hypotheses, methods, results, discussion) as well as contain a critical analysis of the study and its results. Presenters should also prepare topics for discussion for the group. The order and the topics of presentations will be assigned randomly during the first class. (80% of grade).

2. Taking part in discussions and classroom activities. (20% of grade)

3. Regular attendance. (missing 1 class session allowed)

Classes in period "Summer semester 2023/24" (in progress)

Time span: 2024-02-20 - 2024-09-30
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Type of class:
Discussion seminar, 15 hours more information
Coordinators: Joanna Ulatowska
Group instructors: Joanna Ulatowska
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Examination: Course - Grading
Discussion seminar - Grading
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