Kongressprogramm 25. DPT-Digital

Passend zum Schwerpunktthema und den Entwicklungen der Corona-Pandemie geschuldet wird der 25. DPT-Jubiläumskongress am 28. & 29. September 2020 eine rein digitale Onlineveranstaltung sein. Das umfangreiche Kongressprogramm der ursprünglich im Kasseler Kongress Palais geplanten Präsenzveranstaltung wird in vier unterschiedlichen Formaten dargeboten. 

Exploring Deception in Taiwanese Fake News by LIWC

Dr. Chien Huang
FU JEN Catholic University

Abstract:
Much research has been devoted on exploring the differences in linguistic style between truth and deception. It is assumed that deception stems from the creation of imaginary stories, and fabrication would display linguistic features that are different than when speaking the truth. This study uses TC-LIWC as a research tool and fake news as deceptive text. By conducting different research designs, this research explores the linguistic style differences between the deceptive and genuine text in Chinese.
This study is divided into two parts. The first part of the study explores the differences in linguistic style between deceptive and genuine text under experimental manipulation. The second part of the study discusses the differences between the linguistic style of deceptive and genuine text in a real situation.
The results show that there are differences in linguistic styles. Deception is reflected in the use of more function words, and is related to the input of cognitive resources, showing that deception goes through a more massive cognitive load. The deceptive text as a whole presents a linguistic style with negative emotions. The finding is similar to previous researches. We also established a regression model for predicting fake news with an accuracy over 60%, which is better than chance.
Dr. Chien Huang
Chien Huang is an assistant professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology of FU JEN Catholic University, a licensed clinical psychologist in Taiwan, also a fellow of the Taiwan Association of Clinical Psychology. In terms of research, his major research interest is criminal psychology, especially dual cognitive process of sexual offending; continuation and desistance of sexual crime; and criminal profiling. Moreover, in clinical practice, he has been involved in the treatment and evaluation of sexual offenders in the community. He also took the role of supervisor of sexual offending therapists in prison. He is currently working on research about the etiology of sexual offending and computerized text analysis of linguistic styles in deception and fake news.