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Consensual Reality

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

Consensual realities exist whenever two or more people share an assumption, attitude, metaphor, or ideology, and they are critical for understanding why attempts at deception succeed and fail. The idea that consensual realities matter in social life is traceable to sociologist ...

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