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Deceit, Delusion, and Detection

Deceit, Delusion, and Detection

Volume: 6
Other Titles in:
Interpersonal Communication

April 1996 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Who tells lies? Why do people tell lies and when are they deemed acceptable? Written from a social psychology perspective on the use of language, this is a fascinating examination of these and related questions.

Illustrating the book with a diversity of institutional and interpersonal contexts, W Peter Robinson explores ways in which people develop their skills of deception and also discusses the feasibility and art of lie detection. He reveals the cultural biases inherent in various modes and interpretations of lying, focusing in particular on the Western world and its values.

Representations of Realities
Children Learning To Lie
Lying Face to Face
Standing Features

Lying Face to Face
General Dynamics

The Polygraph
Falsifications in Societal Institutions
The Mediation of Messages
Falsification in Particular Social Orders and Institutions
Beliefs and Moral Judgments
Truth and Truthfulness
From Then Till Now

Loose Ends, Strands, and Progress

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