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Lying, Prevalence of

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

Prevalence refers to the extent or commonness with which something occurs in a population. In deception, the prevalence of lying is taken to mean the proportion of a population that engages in lying behaviors. Many scholars consider lying ubiquitous; that is, ...

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