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Mental Effort in Lying

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

There are many reasons why lying often requires more mental effort than truth-telling, particularly in an interview setting, and various sources provide empirical evidence that lying is indeed cognitively more demanding. If the reasons why lying requires mental effort are known, ...

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