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Lying as Ability or Skill

  • By: Beth A. Visser & Spencer Haze
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Although there is an extensive literature on the detection of lying, the literature on lying as an ability or skill is substantially smaller. The ability to lie skillfully for successful social interactions (the so-called white lies) as well as for interpersonal ...

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