Prof. Galit Nahari

Principal Investigator

Prof. Galit Nahari is the head of the Department of Criminology at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and the editor of Legal and Criminological Psychology. Her main research interests are legal and investigative decision-making, applied memory, detection of deception and witnesses credibility assessments. As part of it, she develops interrogation and lie-detection methods (prime example is the Verifiability Approach), examines their validity and suitability in different contexts, and their vulnerability to judgmental biases. A major part of her research further focuses on the cognitive processes underlies credibility and veracity assessments, as well as on individual differences which impact these assessments.

 

Contact: galit.nahari@biu.ac.il

Verifiability Approach (VA)
Differing lies from truths by the verifiability of the content
Reality Monitoring (RM) 
Theoretical and practical adjustments of RM for lie detection   

Current Projects

LAW-TRAIN
Developing a virtual interview training system for law enforcement units

Latest publications

Nahari, G., & Nisin, Z. (2019). Digging further into the Speech of Liars: Future Research Prospects in Verbal Lie Detection, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10:56.  

Nahari, G., Ashkenazi, T., Fisher, R.P., Granhag, P.A., Hershkovitz, I., Masip, J., Meijer, E., Nisin, Z., Sarid, N., Taylor, P.J, Verschuere, B., Vrij, A. (2019). “Language of Lies”: Urgent issues and prospects in verbal lie detection research. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 24, 1- 23.

Nahari, G. (2019). Verifiability approach: Applications in different judgmental settings. In T. Docan-Morgan (Ed.). The Handbook of Deceptive Communication (pp. 213 – 225). New York: Palgrave Macmillan

NahariLab

Department of Criminology

Bar-Ilan University

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