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

Mimicry is one of nature's master devices of deception. In nature, mimicry can serve a protective purpose by signaling a warning, disappearing into the background, or warding off predators.

Predators have mastered mimicry for aggressive means as well, mostly to lure ...

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