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

From childhood on, society, storybooks, and fairy tales encourage children to “never tell a lie.” Young children and adults are taught to strive for trustworthiness through truth-telling and honesty and that lying results in distrust and hurt feelings. But in nature, ...

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