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I am a Reader in Cognitive Psychology, Associate Director of the Centre for Cognition and Neuroscience, and Director of the Social Conflict Lab. My research is centred around decision making in lie detection, where I have authored ALIED theory and challenged accounts of unconscious lie detection. I use a mixture of behavioural experiments, computational modeling, and eye tracking to carry out this work. I am currently working with Bob's Business Ltd on a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership project on phishing scams and a three-year ESRC project developing a computational model of human lie detection. I have also been the fortunate recipient of the APS Rising Stars award

I have been fortunate enough to have collaborated with North Yorkshire Police, Bob's Business, Bradford Safeguarding Children Board, and others.

I am currently supervising Greg Best and Karl Sedge as PhD students in the lab. Greg is developing a psychological theory of social engineering while Karl is interested in how mental models play into our understanding of how people make lie-truth judgments.

I am a keen advocate of working and communicating with the public.

My PhD (Cognitive processes in lie detection) was obtained at University College London, and my post-doc fellowship was carried out at University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Research Degree Supervision

I am happy to supervise projects that fall within my area of expertise. I am particularly interested in supervising projects that develop a theoretical understanding of how people make lie-truth judgments, but I will consider supervising in other areas too. 

Click Here to see all postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Chris Street. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University College London

1 Sep 201013 Nov 2013

Bachelor, University of Dundee

1 Sep 20051 Aug 2009

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Lie detection
  • Deception
  • Truth bias
  • Cognition
  • Social Cognition
  • Eye tracking
  • Computational Modeling

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Research Output 2012 2019

A test of the micro-expressions training tool: Does it improve lie detection?

Jordan, S., Brimbal, L., Wallace, D. B., Kassin, S. M., Hartwig, M. & Street, C. N. H., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. 16, 3, p. 222-235 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lie Detection
Bayes Theorem
Recognition (Psychology)

Exploring the effects of violating the 180-degree rule on film viewing preferences

Kachkovski, G., Vasilyev, D., Kuk, M., Kingstone, A. & Street, C. N. H., 1 Oct 2019, In : Communication Research. 46, 7, p. 948-964 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Motion Pictures

How contemporary theory informs lie detection accuracy and bias

Best, G., Hodgeon, J. & Street, C. N. H., 7 Jan 2019, In : Crime, Security and Society. 1, 2, p. 30-36 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lie Detection
Research Personnel

Understanding lie detection biases with the Adaptive Lie Detector theory (ALIED): A boundedly rational approach

Street, C. N. H., Masip, J. & Kenny, M., 2019, Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication. Docan-Morgan, T. (ed.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Samples and Settings

Klein, R., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B., Adams, R., Alper, S., Aveyard, M., Axt, J., Babalola, M. T., Bahnik, S., Batra, R., Berkics, M., Bernstein, M., Berry, D., Bialobrzeska, O., Binan, E., Bocian, K., Brandt, M., Busching, R., Redei, A. & 170 others, Cai, H., Cambier, F., Cantarero, K., Carmichael, C., Ceric, F., Chandler, J., Chang, J-H., Chatard, A., Chen, E., Cheong, W., Cicero, D. C., Coen, S., Coleman, J., Collisson, B., Conway, M., Corker, K., Curran, P., Cushman, F., Dagona, Z., Dalgar, I., Rosa, A., Davis, W., de Bruijn, M., De Schutter, L., Devos, T., de Vries, M., Dogulu, C., Dozo, N., Dukes, K., Dunham, Y., Durrheim, K., Ebersole, C., Edlund, J., Eller, A., English, A., Finck, C., Frankowska, N., Freyre, M-A., Friedman, M., Galliani, E., Gandi, J., Ghoshal, T., Giessner, S., Gill, T., Gnambs, T., Gomez, A., Gonzalez, R., Graham, J., Grahe, J., Grahek, I., Green, E., Hai, K., Haigh, M., Haines, E., Hall, M., Heffernan, M., Hicks, J., Houdek, P., Huntsinger, J., Huyhn, H. P., IJzerman, H., Inbar, Y., Innes-Ker, A., Jimenez-Leal, W., John, M-S., Joy-Gaba, J., Kamiloglu, R., Kappes, H., Karabati, S., Karick, H., Keller, V., Kende, A., Kervyn, N., Knezevic, G., Kovacs, C., Krueger, L., Kurapov, G., Kurtz, J., Lakens, D., Lazarevic, L., Levitan, C., Lewis, N. A., Lins, S., Lipsey, N., Losee, J., Maassen, E., Maitner, A., Malingumu, W., Mallett, R., Marotta, S., Mededovic, J., Pacheco, F., Milfont, T., Morris, W., Murphy, S., Myachykov, A., Neave, N., Neijenhuijs, K., Nelson, A., Neto, F., Nichols, A., Ocampo, A., O'Donnell, S., Oikawa, H., Oikawa, M., Ong, E., Orosz, G., Osowiecka, M., Packard, G., Perez-Sanchez, R., Petrovic, B., Pilati, R., Pinter, B., Podesta, L., Pogge, G., Pollmann, M., Rutchick, A., Saavedra, P., Saeri, A., Salomon, E., Schmidt, K., Schonbrodt, F., Sekerdej, M., Sirlopu, D., Skorinko, J., Smith, M., Smith-Castro, V., Smolders, K., Sobkow, A., Sowden, W., Spachtholtz, P., Srivastava, M., Steiner, T., Stouten, J., Street, C. N. H., Sundfelt, O., Szeto, S., Szumowska, E., Tang, A., Tanzer, N., Tear, M., Theriault, J., Thomae, M., Torres, D., Traczyk, J., Tybur, J., Ujhelyi, A., van Aert, R., van Assen, M., van der Hulst, M., van Lange, P., van 't Veer, A., Echeverria, A., Vaughn, L., Vazquez, A., Vega, L., Verniers, C., Verschoor, M., Voermans, I., Vranka, M., Welch, C., Wichman, A., Williams, L., Wood, M., Woodzicka, J., Wronska, M., Young, L., Zelenski, J., Zhijia, Z. & Nosek, B., 1 Dec 2018, In : Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. 1, 4, p. 443-490 48 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Activities 2010 2020

  • 12 Invited talk
  • 8 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 3 Oral presentation

A theory of lie detection

Christopher Street (Speaker)
5 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Humans as lie detectors: Naive or adaptive?

Christopher Street (Speaker)
31 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Spotting Lies

Chris Street (Speaker)
3 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Adaptive Decisions in Deceptive Environments

Chris Street (Speaker)
15 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Adaptive Decision Making in Deceptive Environments

Chris Street (Speaker)
14 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

How can you tell if someone is lying?

Christopher Street


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other

How do we decide who is lying?

Christopher Street


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Low success rate at detecting lies

Chris N. H. Street


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

As ITV's "Liar" Shows, Spotting Deception is Harder Than it Looks

Chris Street


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment