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Interpersonal Deception Theory

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

Interpersonal deception theory (IDT) is a mid-range theory developed by David Buller and Judee Burgoon to predict and explain the process of encoding and decoding deceptive messages in interpersonal encounters. In response to what the authors perceived as an overly psychological ...

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