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Reaction Time

  • By: Aiden P. Gregg & Sonja Edwards
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Attempts to diagnose deception using reaction time (RT) date back at least a century. In 1920, William M. Marston—better known as a pioneer of the polygraph—investigated with a stopwatch whether the honest or dishonest reporting of data from printed cards produced ...

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