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Information Manipulation Theory 1

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

Information manipulation theory (IMT) is a theory of deception authored by Steven McCornack that describes the nature of deceptive message design and the inferential process through which deceivers dupe listeners. IMT suggests that when people mislead others, they play with ...

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