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I am a Reader in Cognitive Psychology and Associate Director of the Centre for Cognition and Neuroscience. 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.

My research is centred around decision making, trust and deception detection. I am the author of ALIED theory and have actively explored unconscious lie detection. I use a mixture of behavioural experiments, computational modeling, and eye tracking to carry out this work.

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

Projects have included

  • An evidence-based psychological intervention to improve cyber security behaviour
  • A computational model of engagement with SMS scams

I have also been the fortunate recipient of the APS Rising Stars award.

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

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. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Deception detection
  • Deception
  • Truth bias
  • Cognition
  • Social Cognition
  • Eye tracking
  • Computational Modeling
  • Trust
  • Decision Making

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Research Output

The heterogeneous processes of cheating: Attention evidence from two eye-tracking experiments

Fosgaard, T., Jacobsen, C. & Street, C. N. H., 10 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Activities

    • 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