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Urban Legends

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

Urban legends may be deceptive but they are not lies. This odd claim results from the fact that those who transmit urban legends do so in the belief that they are telling the truth—usually to a friend. So if a lie ...

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