Malcolm R. Parks's research while affiliated with United States University and other places

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While a good deal of research has been devoted to studying individual accuracy in detecting deceptiveness, a neglected issue involves the ability of individuals to accurately discern the truth that is obscured by deceptive messages. Methodological considerations have limited the generalizability of previous research findings in this area. Drawing u...
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This piece was the first in history to posit the notion of "truth-bias," which has now become foundational within the field of deception. It also posits what has come to be known as The McCornack-Parks Model of Deception Detection; namely, that as relational intimacy increases, detection confidence increases, truth-bias increases, and detection acc...
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The role of social networks has been largely overlooked in research on dyadic involvement. Hypotheses linking network involvement and romantic involvement were developed from an analysis of the interpersonal processes undelying structural transitivity. Data were gathered on 193 premarital romantic relationships. Results showed that romantic involve...

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... Another factor impacting upon the initiation and maintenance of cross-cultural and interfaith relationships is the reaction from the individual's social network (either prohibiting or endorsing such relationships) Berger 1979;Felmlee and Sprecher 2000;Eggert and Parks 1987;Harris and Kalbfleisch 2000;Moore 2000;Reich et al. 2000;Espiritu 2001;Felmlee 2003;Etcheverry et al. 2012). For instance, Harris and Kalbfleisch (2000) found that participants were disinclined to get involved in interracial relationships if their friends and family were disapproving of the relationship. ...
... Previous research into the psychology of communication suggests that people have a 'truth bias' -an inclination to believe and trust others, even though this makes them vulnerable to deception (McCornack & Parks, 1986; but see also, Masip et al., 2009). This is an adaptive strategy in environments where people are honest most of the time, as it facilitates efficient communication, social learning, and cooperation (Baier, 1986;Boseovski, 2010;Hardin, 1993;Levine, 2014). ...
... Many substantive social network studies represent ties with attributes other than friendship or acquaintanceship, including mentorship [77], advice [42], romance [75], identity [86,94], and emotional support [88,91]. A few researchers have also attempted to draw a comprehensive characterization of the multiple sociological dimensions that describe a social relationship. ...
... A number of researchers have provided evidence for the conclusion that women are more accurate lie detectors than men (e.g., deTurck 1991; Forrest and Feldman 2000;Lyons et al. 2013;McCornack and Parks 1990;ten Brinke et al. 2014). Female perceivers' superior deception detection performance has been documented across a variety of deception detection paradigms. ...