The authors thank Walid Afi), Aileen Buslig, Amy Ebesu, Laura Guerrero, Patricia Rockwell, James Roiger, Krystyna Strzyzewski, and Cindy White. who helped conduct the research reviewed in this manuscript. An earlier version of this essay was presented at the Fifth International Conference on Language and Social Psychology, Brisbane, Queens land, Australia. July 1994. The preparation of this manuscript was funded in part by the US. A m y Research Institute (Contract MDA903-90-K-0113). The views, opinions, and findings in this report are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy, or decision.
Interpersonal Deception Theory
Version of Record online: 17 MAR 2006
Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 203–242, August 1996
How to Cite
Buller, D. B. and Burgoon, J. K. (1996), Interpersonal Deception Theory. Communication Theory, 6: 203–242. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2885.1996.tb00127.x
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Interpersonal deception theory (IDT) represents a merger of interpersonal communication and deception principles designed to better account for deception in interactive contexts. At the same time, it bas the potential to enlighten theories related to (a) credibility and truthful communication and (b) interpersonal communication. Presented here are key definitions, assumptions related to the critical attributes and key features of interpersonal communication and deception, and 18 general propositions from which specific testable hypotheses can be derived. Research findings relevant to the propositions are also summarized.