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Lying, Intentionality of

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

Most people agree that lying is intentional, that is, performed with a specific purpose of deceiving. Brain and nonverbal studies suggest that telling the truth is an automatic response and that engaging in lying is deliberate and requires higher brain

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