Time pressure & speaking the truth
People give socially desirable responses instead of honest answers under the pressure of time.
by the Association for Psychological Science
“The method of ‘answer quickly and without thinking’, a long staple in psychological research, may be doing many things, but one thing it does is make people lie to you and tell you what they think you want to hear. This may mean we have to revisit the interpretation of a lot of research findings that use the ‘answer quickly’ technique. - John Protzko (UCSB cognitive scientist).
- When under pressure to answer quickly, people submit to their need to appear virtuous even if their answers are misleading.