There's no need for parents to bust the Santa myth. Children figure out the truth themselves, at a developmentally appropriate time. In the process, they build their reasoning skills.
People lie because it is more likely to get them what they want.
We gave four scholars from different disciplines a chance to offer their opinions on this important question.
In a new study, psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
Why do some people fall for the lamest April Fool's pranks and others see straight through them?
Alternate realities don't just exist in politics – and not all falsehoods are lies. Distortions of the truth can range from a normal part of human nature to pathological.