Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!: The Psychology of Deceit
Lies! Lies!! Lies!!! The Psychology of Deceit looks beyond compulsive liars in our society and considers the ongoing flood of lies that we as human beings experience every day.
Who lies? Not just children, politicians, advertisers, and salespeople. Our co-workers lie. Our friends lie. Our relatives lie. And we lie to them. Everybody lies.
We learn to lie and to detect deceit as a developmental task. Dr. Ford's philosophy is that lying is part of the bridge between one's internal world (beliefs, perceptions, expectations, fantasies) and one's external world (reality). Lies work not only to deceive others but to deceive ourselves.
This book shines a spotlight on an understudied phenomenon that affects us all as we raise children, choose a relationship, move forward with a career path, or buy a used car.
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Defining Deceit The Language of Lying
The Biology of Deceit
Learning to Lie Developmental Issues in Deceit
Why People Lie The Determinants of Deceit
Styles of Deception The Role of Personality
False Memories False Accusations and False Confessions
Detection of Deceit
Technological Detection of Deceit
Therapeutic Approaches for the Deceitful Person
Effects of Deception
A Psychology of Deceit Conclusions and Summary