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Slow lies: An interview with Dr Adam Wang (part 2)

Dr Adam Wang (James Cook University, Singapore)

Interview with Dr Adam Wang, Part 2.

A new research study by Ziano and Wang (2021) found that, across a variety of scenarios, delays in responding reduce the perceived credibility of the speaker. The paper was widely reported in the media.

Dr Wang kindly agreed to talk to me about the paper and the field of lie detection research. The recording of that interview will be reported in two entries in The Science of Investigative Interviewing Blog.

In the second part, Dr Wang discusses the “Slow lies” research paper.


Ziano, I., & Wang, D. (2021). Slow lies: Response delays promote perceptions of insincerity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Preprint version available here.

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