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Lies in Close and Casual Relationships

  • By: Robert S. Feldman & Mattitiyahu S. Zimbler
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Lying—defined as intentionally deceiving another individual in a relationship—is ubiquitous in social relationships. Lies may take the form of either withholding information (lies of omission) or overtly communicating information that one knows to be false (lies of ...

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