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

Research Expertise and Interests

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

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Research Output

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

  • 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

  • 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


    • 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