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False Signals

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

Social situations create an opportunity for individuals to deceive others. False signals, nonverbal and verbal, are meant to deceive, manipulate, or misdirect other(s) in a social situation. There is an abundance of uses for false signals: Businesses illegally manipulate ...

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