Identifying personality traits that coincide with everyday deception is crucial to understanding how individual differences relate to antisocial tendencies. The current study tested the hypothesis that sensation seeking and psychopathy can predict everyday deception. Seventy-nine undergraduate students participated in an online study to assess these personality traits. A linear regression analysis found disinhibition psychopathy to be a strong predictor of everyday deception, with impulsive sensation seeking as the only other significant predictor.
Neville, Khrista E.; Gore, Jonathan S.; and Lawson, Adam
"Personality Factors that Influence Truthfulness and Deception,"
Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship: Vol. 4:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://encompass.eku.edu/kjus/vol4/iss1/4