Dr. Nahari Galit

Head of M.A. Research Track
Dr. Galit Nahari



Nahari, G. (in press). Top-down processes in interpersonal reality monitoring (RM) assessments. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law

Jupe, L. M., Leal, S; Vrij, A., & Nahari, G. (in press). Applying the Verifiability Approach in an International Airport Setting. Psychology, Crime and Law. 

Harvey, C. H., Vrij, A., Leal, S., Lafferty, M., Nahari, G. (in press). Insurance-Based Lie Detection: Enhancing the Verifiability Approach with a Model Statement Component. Acta Psychologica.   

Vrij, A., & Nahari, G. (2017). Verbal lie detection. In P. A. Granhag, R. Bull, A. Shaboltas, & E. Dozortseva (Eds.), Psychology and law in Europe: When West Meets East (pp. 263 - 282). London: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group).    

Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Nahari, G., & Ludwig, K. (2017). Applying the Verifiability Approach to insurance claims settings: Exploring the effect of the information protocol. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 22, 47 - 59. ‏

Nahari, G. (2016). When the long road is the shortcut: A comparison between two coding methods for content-based lie detection tools. Psychology, Crime, & Law, 30, 1000-1014. 

Leal, S., Vrij, A., Nahari, G., Geven, L, & Mann, S. (2016). Please be Honest and Provide Evidence: Deterrents of Deception in an Online Insurance Fraud Context. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 768 - 774.

Vrij, A., Nahari, G., Isitt, R., & Leal, S. (2016). Using the verifiability lie detection approach in an insurance claim setting. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 13, 183–197.

Jupe, L. M., Vrij, A., Nahari, G., Leal, S., & Mann, S. (2016). The lies we live: Using the Verifiability Approach to detect lying about occupation. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 13, 1 - 13. 

Nahari, G. (2016). Advances in lie detection: limitations and potential for investigating allegations of abuse. In R. Burnett (Ed.), Vilified: Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Nahari, G., & Vrij, A. (2015). Systematic errors (biases) in applying verbal lie detection tools: Richness in detail as a test case. Crime Psychology Review, 1, 98 - 107. 

Nahari, G., & Vrij, A. (2015). Can someone fabricate verifiable details when planning in advance? It all depends on the crime scenario. Psychology, Crime and Law, 21, 987 - 999.  

Nahari, G., & Pazuelo, M. (2015). Telling a convincing story: Richness in detail as a function of gender and information. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 4, 363 - 367.

Nahari, G., Sheinfeld, V., Glicksohn, J., & Nachson, I. (2015). Serial reproduction of traumatic events: does the chain unravel?. Cognitive processing, 16, 111-120. ‏

Nahari, G., Vrij, A., Leal, S., Warmelink, L., & Vernham, Z. (2014). Did somebody see it? Applying the verifiability approach to insurance claims interviews, Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 11, 237 – 243  

Nahari, G., & Vrij, A. (2014). Can I Borrow Your Alibi? The Applicability of the Verifiability Approach to the Case of an Alibi Witness, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3, 89 - 94.

Nahari, G., Vrij, A., & Fisher, R. P. (2014). The verifiability approach: Countermeasures facilitate its ability to uncover lies. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 122 - 128. 

Nahari, G., Vrij, A. (2014). Are you as good as me at telling a story? Individual differences in interpersonal reality-monitoring. Psychology, Crime and Law, 20, 573 - 583

Nahari, G., Vrij, A., & Fisher, R. P. (2014). Exploiting liars’ verbal strategies by examining the verifiability of details.  Legal and Criminological Psychology, 19, 227 - 239.

Nahari, G. & Ben-Shakhar, G. (2013).  Primacy effect in credibility judgments: The vulnerability of verbal cues to biased interpretations. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 247-255.

Nahari, G., Vrij, A., & Fisher, R. P. (2012). Does the truth come out in the writing? SCAN as a lie detection tool. Law and Human Behavior, 36, 68-76.

Nahari, G. (2012). Elaborations on credibility judgments by professional lie detectors and laypersons: strategies of judgment and justification. Psychology, Crime and Law, 18, 567-577.   

Nahari, G. (2012). Individual differences between judges in credibility judgments of testimonies. In R. Peled-Laskov, E. Shoham, & M. Carmon (Eds), False convictions: Philosophical, organizational and psychological aspects (pp. 229-239). Tel-Aviv: Perlstein-Ginosar (Hebrew).

Nahari, G. & Ben-Shakhar, G. (2011).  Psychophysiological and behavioral measures for detecting concealed information: The role of memory for crime details. Psychophysiology, 48, 733-875. 

Nahari, G., Glicksohn, J., & Nachson, I. (2010). Credibility judgments of narratives:  Language, plausibility and absorption. American Journal of Psychology, 123, 319–335.

Nahari, G. (2010). Credibility judgments: Biases which are inherent in the judge. Social Issues in Israel10, 6-27. (Hebrew). 

Nahari, G. (2010). Cigarette smoking motives among Israeli young smokers: The role of personality and smoking level. Megamot47, 254-276. (Hebrew).

Nahari, G., Glicksohn, J., & Nachson, I. (2009). Do textual features affect credibility judgment? It all depends on who is the Judge. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 288-295.

Nahari, G. (2008). The role of perspective-taking in credibility judgments. In E. Avram (Ed.), Psychology in a positive world Resources for personal, organizational, and social development (pp. 77-86). Bucharest: University Press.

Glicksohn, J., & Nahari, G. (2007). Interacting personality traits? Smoking as a test case. European Journal of Personality, 21, 225-234.

Hazani, M., & Nahari, G. (2003). Social organization, intergenerational ties, and juvenile delinquency. International Review of Sociology, 13, 3-20.   


Bitan, M., Nahari, G., Nisin, Z., Roth, A., & Kraus, S. (2017). Psychologically based Virtual-Suspect for Interrogative Interview Training. In International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (pp. 402-406). Springer International Publishing.‏ 

Kleinberg, B, Nahari, G., & Verschuere , B. (2016). Using the verifiability of details as a test of deception: A conceptual framework for the automation of the verifiability approach. Proceeding of NAACL-HLT 2016, 18–25. 


Papers Presented at Scientific Conferences (selected)

Nahari, G. (2015). The reality of 'Reality Monitoring’ (RM): Are we ready to apply RM in real life? Deception: International Conference on Deceptive Behavior (August, 2015). 

Nahari, G. (2015). Reality Monitoring (RM) coding: A comparison between two methods. Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Nuremberg (August, 2015). 

Nahari, G. (2015). Can you prove it? Distinguishing truths from lies by the verifiability approach. The Israeli Society of Criminology, Jerusalem (June, 2015).  

Nahari, G. (2014). Inter-personal reality monitoring: Does judgment framework matter? Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, St. Petersburg.

Nahari, G., Vrij, A. (2013). Are you as good as me at telling a story? Individual differences in interpersonal reality monitoring. 6th Annual International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (IIIRG) Conference, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.  

Nahari, G., & Ben-Shakhar, G. (2012). Confirmation bias: The vulnerability of verbal cues to biased interpretations. Nicosia, Cyprus.   

Nahari, G., Vrij, A., & Fisher, R. P. (2012). Exploiting liars' verbal strategies by examining unverifiable details. The annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Nahari, G. (2011).  Credibility Judgments: Differential strategies and justifications among professional lie-detectors and laypersons. 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law, Miami, Florida. 

Nahari, G. & Ben-Shakhar, G. (2010).  Psychophysiological and behavioral measures for detecting concealed information: The role of memory for crime details. 20th conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Nahari, G. & Ben-Shakhar, G. (2009).  Conformation bias in credibility judgments. 19th conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Sorrento, Italy.

Nahari, G. & Ben-Shakhar, G. (2009).  Judgmental biases in determining witnesses reliability. Conference in the subject: "False convictions – checks and defenses". The international congress center in Ashkelon Academic College, Israel.

Nahari, G. (2008). Lay beliefs of lie detection. 18th conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Nahari, G., Glicksohn, J., & Nachson, I.  (2008). Do you believe it actually happened? The moderating role of absorption in credibility judgment. 18th conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Nahari, G., Glicksohn, J., & Nachson, I.  (2007). Credibility Judgment of life stories as a function of the judge’s personality and textual features, The European Congress of Psychology, Prague, Czech.

Nahari, G. (2007). Credibility evaluation in daily life, The first scientific conference of excellent Ph.D. students, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.


Grants and Awards

2014-2017   Israel Science Foundation (ISF): Interpersonal reality monitoring in the forensic context: Theoretical and practical adjustments.

2011-2013   Israel Science Foundation (ISF): Differential processes in detecting lies among police officers and laypersons.

2012-2013    AP-LS Early Career Professional Grants-in-Aid program: Verifiability: A new approach for detecting lies.

2011             The Rector award for research, Bar-Ilan University

2003-2006    The President's Fellowship for excellent Ph.D. students, Bar-Ilan University.

2005              Lahad Fellowship, department of Criminology, Bar-Ilan University

2000              Rector's Award for special distinction in the M.A. studies.


1. Detection of deception and witnesses credibility assessments

2. Legal and investigative decision-making

3. Forensic judgmental biases

4. Interpersonal Reality Monitoring

5. Detection of concealed information. 

6. Applied memory

7. Criminal psychology and liar's strategies

8. Verifiability approach