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Transparent Liars

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

Transparency in general refers to the openness of liars in telling lies and the openness of truth-tellers in telling the truth. Transparent liars are disbelieved when they are lying, whereas nontransparent liars are believed when they are lying.

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