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Lying, Difficulty of

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

A truism within folklore and lay belief is that lying is harder than truth-telling. Parents and pastors alike entreat their children and followers to “be honest,” in part because “it's easier to just tell the truth.” Correspondingly, literary, film, and online ...

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