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The Influence of Relationship Type on Response Latency as a Cue to Deception

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Title: The Influence of Relationship Type on Response Latency as a Cue to Deception
Author: Kavanoor, Priyanka
Advisor: Boltz, Marilyn
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Psychology
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The goal of the present study was to investigate the use of response latency as a cue to deception, and whether this cue is dependent on the perceived relationship between conversational participants. A scripted conversation between a man and a woman containing 32 potential "self" and "other" lies was recorded by two local actors. The response latencies for these potential lies were manipulated to be early, on-time or late. Before listening to the recording, participants were told the conversation would be occurring either between two strangers, two acquaintances, or two partners in a romantic relationship. Participants indicated whether each response was a lie or truth. The results of the study revealed that early and on-time latencies in close relationships are judged less harshly relative to casual relationships, but that late responses are considered especially deceptive. These findings were interpreted in terms of Burgoon's nonverbal expectancy violations theory and future directions were considered.
Subject: Truthfulness and falsehood -- Sex differences
Subject: Interpersonal relations -- Psychological aspects
Subject: Truthfulness and falsehood -- Psychological aspects
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7101

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Kavanoor, Priyanka. "The Influence of Relationship Type on Response Latency as a Cue to Deception". 2011. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7101.

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