William M. Marston (William Moulton Marston)

Search on Amazon


Cliftondale, Massachusetts, USA
Dr. William Moulton Marston was a man who managed to combine intersts several dissimilar fields into an idea that has lasted for decades. Marston was born and raised in Massachusetts. He earned a law degree in 1918 and got a Ph.D in Psychology from Harvard University in 1921. Long interested in finding a scientific way to prove a person's innocence, Marston invented the systolic blood-pressure test, which is the basis for the polygraph machine. While campaigning for the wider use of the lie-dectector in criminal cases, Marston became convinced from his studies that women were more honest and trustworthy than men. Read more...