GROUND TRUTH By N., Sam M.S. - 56 Term for the truth regarding whether or not a person actually committed the act they are accused of. Concept is used with lie detection. True error rate is difficult to determine. GROUND TRUTH: "The ground truth is sought by lie detection." Related Psychology Terms LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) LIE DETECTOR A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide LYING ANTISOCIAL REACTION Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population ACT PSYCHOLOGY COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (Dissonance Theory) DEMONOLOGY OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GROUND TRUTH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ground-truth/ (accessed June 30, 2022).