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Fairy Tales

  • By: Melissa Panasci
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Deception is often featured in popular fairy tales. Fairy tales can promote the moral that bad things happen when people lie, as in the story the “Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Fairy tales also highlight that only bad characters lie, suggesting that ...

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