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Bluffing

  • By: Kevin Rounding & Jill A. Jacobson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Bluffing can be delineated from lying in general in that bluffing typically involves attempts at making someone believe something that is not true by virtue of displaying false confidence in one's position. This confidence can be either heightened, such as when ...

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