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Lies, Types of

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

An examination of the research on lying suggests that there are many varied approaches to categorizing lies, with no one typology being universally accepted. Most commonly, lies are differentiated on factors such as the target of the lie, whether the lie ...

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