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Cues to deception in context: Response latency/gaps in denials and blame shifting

Reynolds, Edward; Rendle-Short, Johanna


Over 40 years of work on lying in psychology and communication has investigated numerous 'cues to deception'- the subtle signals people show when they are lying. One of these cues to deception is 'response latency' or the gap that occurs between questions and the lying response. The current investigation uses the methodology of conversation analysis to re-consider the question of response latency in the context of lying. Drawing on data from two naturalistic sources, the television shows COPS...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1348/014466610X520104


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