Lies!, Lies!!, Lies!!! The Psychology of Deceit

Synopsis

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 concept 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.

Additional information

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Washington, DC
Publication year:
  • 1996