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Dhr. dr. B.J. (Bruno) Verschuere PhD

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Clinical Psychology
Fotograaf: onbekend

  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Kamernummer:1.31
  • Postbus 15933
    1001 NK Amsterdam
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    April, 2016: Katja Schuurman aan de geheugendetector 


    Katja Schuurman aan de geheugendetector

    Bruno´s Bio

    2011-present: Associate professor of forensic psychology at the Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam.

    2010-2015: Honorary research fellow at Ghent University and Maastricht University.  

    2005-2011: Postdoctoral researcher of the Research Foundation -Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University.   

    2000-2005: Ph.D, Ghent University.

    Key publications on deception and lie detection

    Debey, E., De Schryver, M., Logan, G. D., Suchotzki, K., & Verschuere, B. (2015). From junior to senior Pinocchio: A cross-sectional lifespan investigation of deception. Acta Psychologica, 160, 56-68. 

    Debey, E., Ridderinkhof, R., De Houwer, J., De Schryver, M., & Verschuere, B. (2015). Suppressing the truth as a mechanism of deception: Delta plots reveal the role of response inhibition in lying. Consciousness & Cognition, 37, 148-159

    Debey, E., De Houwer, J., & Verschuere, B. (2014). Lying relies on the truth. Cognition, 132, 324-334. 

    Meijer E., Verschuere B., Gamer M., Merckelbach, H., & Ben-Shakhar G. (2016). Deception detection with behavioral, autonomic, and neural measures: Conceptual and methodological considerations that warrant modesty. Psychophysiology

    Halevy, R., Shalvi, S., & Verschuere, B. (2014). Being honest about dishonesty: Correlating self reports and actual lying. Human Communication Research, 40, 54-72. 

    Kleinberg, B., & Verschuere, B. (2015). Memory detection 2.0: The first web-based memory detection test. Plos One, 10, e118715.

    Suchotzki, K., Verschuere, B., Peth, J., Crombez, G., & Gamer, M. (2014). Manipulating item proportion and deception reveals crucial dissociation between behavioral, autonomic and neural indices of concealed information. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 427-439

    Verschuere, B., Crombez, G., De Clercq, A., & Koster, E. (2004). Autonomic and behavioral responding to concealed information: Differentiating defensive and orienting responses. Psychophysiology, 41, 461-466.

    Verschuere, B., Spruyt, A., Meijer, E., & Otgaar, H. (2011). The ease of lying. Consciousness & Cognition.

    Verschuere, B., Prati, V., &De Houwer, J. (2009). Cheating the lie detector: Faking in the Autobiographical IAT. Psychological Science, 20, 410-413.

    NewScientist article on the C&C paper The European consortium of Psychological Research On Deception Detection (E-PRODD)

    Book: Memory detection

    Traditional techniques for detecting deception, such as the 'liedetector test' (or polygraph), are based upon the idea that lying is associated with stress. However, it is possible that people telling the truth will experience stress, whereasnot all liars will. Because of this, the validity of such methods is questionable. As an alternative, a knowledge-based approach known as the 'Concealed Information Test' has been developed which investigates whether theexaminee recognizes secret information - for example a crime suspect recognizing critical crime details that only the culprit could know. The Concealed Information Test has been supported by decades of research, and is used widely in Japan. This is the fi rst book to focus on this exciting approach and will be of interest to law enforcement agencies and academics and professionals in psychology, criminology, policing and law.

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    Key publications on Clinical Psychology (anxiety and attention bias)

    Van Bockstaele, B., Verschuere, B., Crombez, G., Tibboel, H., De Houwer, J., & Koster, E. H. W. (2014). A review of current evidence for the causal impact of attentional bias on fear and anxiety. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 682-721. 

    Koster, E. H. W., Crombez, G., Verschuere, B., & De Houwer, J. (2004). Selective attention to threat in the dot probe paradigm: Differentiating vigilance and difficulty to disengage. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, 1183-1192.

    Join the lie-lab at the University of Amsterdam

    If you want to join the lie-lab (thesis, internship, exchange), email me @ b.j.verschuere@uva.nl !

    Key publications on assessment of psychopathy

    Uzieblo, K., Verschuere, B., Van den Bussche, E., & Crombez, G. (2010). The Validity of Psychopathy Personality Inventory - Revised in a CommunitySample. Assessment, 17, 334-346.

    Watts, A. L., Lilienfeld, S.O., Edens, J.F., Douglas, K.D., Skeem, J.L., Verschuere, B., LoPilato, A.C. (2015). Do Social Desirability Biases Statistically Affect the Relations Between Self-Report Psychopathy Measures and External Criteria? Psychological Assessment. 

  • Publicaties


    • Verschuere, B., Schutte, M., van Opzeeland, S., & Kool, I. (2021). The verifiability approach to deception detection: A preregistered direct replication of the information protocol condition of Nahari, Vrij, and Fisher (2014b). Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35(1), 308-316. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3769 [details]









    • Noordraven, E., & Verschuere, B. (2013). Predicting the sensitivity of the Reaction Time-based Concealed Information Test. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27(3), 328-335. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.2910 [details]
    • Spruyt, A., de Houwer, J., Tibboel, H., Verschuere, B., Crombez, G., Verbanck, P., ... Noël, X. (2013). On the predictive validity of automatically activated approach/avoidance tendencies in abstaining alcohol-dependent patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 127(1-3), 81-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.06.019 [details]
    • Suchotzki, K., Verschuere, B., Crombez, G., & de Houwer, J. (2013). Reaction time measures in deception research: Comparing the effects of irrelevant and relevant stimulus-response compatibility. Acta Psychologica, 144(2), 224-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.06.014 [details]
    • Tibboel, H., de Houwer, J., van Bockstaele, B., & Verschuere, B. (2013). Is the diminished attentional blink for salient T2 stimuli driven by a response bias? The Psychological Record, 63(3), 427-439. [details]
    • de Coster, L., Verschuere, B., Goubert, L., Tsakiris, M., & Brass, M. (2013). I suffer more from your pain when you act like me: Being imitated enhances affective responses to seeing someone else in pain. Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 13(3), 519-532. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-013-0168-4 [details]
    • van der Kloet, D., Giesbrecht, T., Franck, E., van Gastel, A., de Volder, I., van den Eede, F., ... Merckelbach, H. (2013). Dissociative symptoms and sleep parameters — an all-night polysomnography study in patients with insomnia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54(6), 658-664. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2012.12.025 [details]


    • Debey, E., Verschuere, B., & Crombez, G. (2012). Lying and executive control: an experimental investigation using ego depletion and goal neglect. Acta Psychologica, 140(2), 133-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2012.03.004 [details]
    • Huntjens, R. J. C., Verschuere, B., & McNally, R. J. (2012). Inter-identity autobiographical amnesia in patients with dissociative identity disorder. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e40580. [e40580]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0040580 [details]
    • Otgaar, H., Verschuere, B., Meijer, E. H., & van Oorsouw, K. (2012). The origin of children's implanted false memories: memory traces or compliance? Acta Psychologica, 139(3), 397-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2012.01.002 [details]
    • Suchotzki, K., Verschuere, B., Smulders, F., Meijer, E., & Crombez, G. (2012). CNV, LRP, AND ERN/PE EFFECTS IN THE DIFFERENTIATION-OF-DECEPTION PARADIGM. Psychophysiology, 49, S32-S32.
    • Verschuere, B., Candel, I., van Reenen, L., & Korebrits, A. (2012). Validity of the modified child psychopathy scale for juvenile justice center residents. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34(2), 244-252. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-011-9272-3 [details]
    • Verschuere, B., Schuhmann, T., & Sack, A. T. (2012). Does the inferior frontal sulcus play a functional role in deception? A neuronavigated theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, [284]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00284 [details]
    • van Bockstaele, B., Koster, E. H. W., Verschuere, B., Crombez, G., & de Houwer, J. (2012). Limited transfer of threat bias following attentional retraining. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43(2), 794-800. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.11.001 [details]
    • van Bockstaele, B., Verschuere, B., Moens, T., Suchotzki, K., Debey, E., & Spruyt, A. (2012). Learning to lie: effects of practice on the cognitive cost of lying. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, [526]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00526 [details]


    • Otgaar, H., Smeets, T., Merckelbach, H., Jelicic, M., Verschuere, B., Galliot, A. M., & van Riel, L. (2011). Adaptive memory: stereotype activation is not enough. Memory & Cognition, 39(6), 1033-1041. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-011-0091-2 [details]
    • Raes, A. K., de Houwer, J., Verschuere, B., & de Raedt, R. (2011). Return of fear after retrospective inferences about the absence of an unconditioned stimulus during extinction. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49(3), 212-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2010.12.004 [details]
    • Verschuere, B., & Tibboel, H. (2011). De Nederlandstalige versie van de McLean Screening Instrument for borderline personality disorder (MSI-BPD). Psychologie & Gezondheid, 39(4), 243-248. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12483-011-0046-0 [details]
    • Verschuere, B., Meijer, E., & de Clercq, A. (2011). Concealed information under stress: a test of the orienting theory in real-life police interrogations. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 16(2), 348-356. https://doi.org/10.1348/135532510X521755 [details]
    • Verschuere, B., Spruyt, A., Meijer, E. H., & Otgaar, H. (2011). The ease of lying. Consciousness and Cognition, 20(3), 908-911. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2010.10.023 [details]
    • van Bockstaele, B., Verschuere, B., Koster, E. H. W., Tibboel, H., de Houwer, J., & Crombez, G. (2011). Differential predictive power of self report and implicit measures on behavioural and physiological fear responses to spiders. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79(2), 166-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.10.003 [details]
    • van Bockstaele, B., Verschuere, B., Koster, E. H. W., Tibboel, H., de Houwer, J., & Crombez, G. (2011). Effects of attention training on self-reported, implicit, physiological and behavioural measures of spider fear. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42(2), 211-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2010.12.004


    • van Bockstaele, B. D., Verschuere, B. J., de Houwer, J., & Crombez, G. (2010). On the costs and benefits of directing attention towards or away from threat-related stimuli: A classical conditioning experiment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 692-697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2010.04.001


    • Meijer, E. H., Verschuere, B., & Merckelbach, H. (2018). Failing to tell friend from foe: A comment on Wijn et al. (2017). Legal and Criminological Psychology, 23(1), 2-4. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12118 [details]


    • Geven, L., Klein Selle, N., Ben-Shakhar, G., Kindt, M., & Verschuere, B. (2017). Conceal, don't feel, don't let it show: intentional versus instructed cheating in the Concealed Information Test. Psychophysiology, 54(S1), S12. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12928 [details]


    • Ben-Shakar, G., Gamer, M., Iacono, W., Meijer, E., & Verschuere, B. (2015). Preliminary Process Theory does not validate the Comparison Question Test: A comment on Palmatier and Rovner (2015). International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95(1), 16-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2014.08.582 [details]



    • Meijer, E. H., Ben-Shakhar, G., Verschuere, B., & Donchin, E. (2013). A comment on Farwell (2012): brain fingerprinting: a comprehensive tutorial review of detection of concealed information with event-related brain potentials. Cognitive Neurodynamics, 7(2), 155-158. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11571-012-9217-x [details]


    • Meijer, E., Verschuere, B., & Ben-Shakhar, G. (2011). Practical guidelines for developing a CIT. In B. Verschuere, G. Ben-Shakhar, & E. Meijer (Eds.), Memory detection: Theory and application of the concealed information test (pp. 293-302). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
    • Verschuere, B. (2011). Psychopathy and the detection of concealed information. In B. Verschuere, G. Ben-Shakhar, & E. Meijer (Eds.), Memory Detection: Theory and application of the concealed information test (pp. 215-230). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
    • Verschuere, B., & Ben-Shakhar, G. (2011). Theory of the Concealed Information Test. In B. Verschuere, G. Ben-Shakhar, & E. Meijer (Eds.), Memory Detection: Theory and application of the concealed information test (pp. 128-150). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
    • Verschuere, B., & de Houwer, J. (2011). Detecting concealed information in less than a second: response latency-based measures. In B. Verschuere, G. Ben-Shakhar, & E. Meijer (Eds.), Memory Detection: Theory and application of the concealed information test (pp. 46-62). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]


    • Kleinberg, B., Arntz, A., & Verschuere, B. (2019). Detecting deceptive intentions: Possibilities for large-scale applications. In T. Docan-Morgan (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication (pp. 403-427). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96334-1_21 [details]


    • Huls, L., Nentjes, L., Rinne, T., & Verschuere, B. (2018). Gebruikte versus werkelijke voorspellers van seksuele recidive: invloed van morele verwerpelijkheid op oordeel pro Justitia-rapporteurs. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 60(2), 78-86. [details]


    • Granhag, P. A., Vrij, A., & Verschuere, B. (2015). Detecting deception: current challenges and cognitive approaches. (Wiley series in psychology of crime, policing and law). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118510001 [details]
    • Meijer, E. H., & Verschuere, B. (2015). The polygraph: current practice and new approaches. In P. A. Granhag, A. Vrij, & B. Verschuere (Eds.), Detecting deception: current challenges and cognitive approaches (pp. 59-80). (Wiley series in psychology of crime, policing and law). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118510001.ch3 [details]
    • Verschuere, B., Suchotzki, K., & Debey, E. (2015). Detecting deception through reaction times. In P. A. Granhag, A. Vrij, & B. Verschuere (Eds.), Detecting deception: current challenges and cognitive approaches (pp. 269-291). (Wiley series in psychology of crime, policing and law). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118510001.ch12 [details]


    • Verschuere, B., Ben-Shakhar, G., & Meijer, E. (2011). Memory detection: theory and application of the concealed information test. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]


    • Verschuere, B. J. (02-11-2018). The Guardian [Web]. EU border 'lie detector' system criticised as pseudoscience.
    • Verschuere, B. J. (01-11-2018). De Volkskrant [Web]. EU zet rammelende AI-leugendetector in bij grenscontrole.
    • Verschuere, B. J. (10-03-2018). Het Parool [Print]. Eigen mening eerst.
    • Verschuere, B. J. (13-02-2018). NRC [Web]. Psychotherapeuten geloven wel in uitglijders en missers.
    • Verschuere, B. (16-12-2015). BBC Radio 4 [Radio] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ryrn3. BBC Radio 4.
    • Verschuere, B. (04-08-2015). BBC World Service [Radio] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007dhp8. BBC World Service.
    • Verschuere, B. J. (01-08-2015). How our lies hit a peak New Scientist, 227, 3032. How our lies hit a peak.


    • Verschuere, B. (organiser) (23-8-2015 - 26-8-2015). Member of scientific committee of the Decepticon, the first international conference on deception, Cambridge. First international conference on deception (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Verschuere, B. (organiser) (24-5-2015 - 26-5-2015). Chairing and organising symposium on annual meeting of the American Psychology Society (APS), 2015, New York, US. symposium Recent advances in deception research (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Verschuere, B. (organiser) (12-3-2015 - 14-3-2015). Oral presentation on the first international convention of psychological science (ICPS)., Amsterdam, the Nethterlands. Memory detection research 2.0: From the lab to the web. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Verschuere, B. (organiser) (12-3-2015 - 14-3-2015). Chairing and organizing conference on the first international convention of psychological science, Amsterdam. Detecting deception and concealed information: Views from cognitive psychology, communication, psychophysiology, and the neurosciences (organising a conference, workshop, ...).


    • Geven, L. M. (2019). Extending the scope of concealed information detection. [details]
    • Kleinberg, B. A. R. (2019). Towards detecting deceptive intentions on a large scale. [details]


    • klein Selle, N. (2017). What are you hiding? The underlying and contributing mechanisms of physiological memory detection. [details]


    • Kleinberg, B. A. R., & Verschuere, B. J. (2020). How human judgment impairs automated deception detection performance. (arXivLabs).


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