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Half-Truths

  • By: Swati Gupta & Kayo Sakamoto
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

The term half-truth, when used intentionally, refers to a communicative strategy used to manipulate the amount of truth in a statement in such a way that it causes the hearer to draw incorrect or incomplete conclusions and make false assumptions. Truth, ...

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