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Pathological Lying

  • By: Jeffrey T. Hancock & Shane Dunau
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Pathological lying, also known as mythomania or pseudologia fantastica, is an illness or behavior characterized by compulsive or habitual lying. One of the most widely accepted definitions of pathological lying was written in 1915, ...

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