Lies can help a political campaign be successful.
While Donald Trump's election may seem to US voters to present unprecedented questions of legitimacy, such questions were first asked more than a century ago, in an election that turned on bicycles.
“No, I didn’t eat any cake.”
Children lying is rarely cause for concern and actually means your child is developmentally normal.
Nov. 24, 2015: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in S.C. The bloc of Trump voters was significantly weighted with white born-again Christians.
(AP Photo/Willis Glassgow)
How did Trump came to be a symbol of national pride for evangelical Protestants who value strict morality and good manners? It has to do with their shared master narrative of white power and domination.
Perception of truth and lies changes between languages for bilingual speakers.
Developmental psychology suggests that fantastical beliefs in children are associated with positive developmental outcomes. And parents need not worry, children will bust the Santa myth themselves, when the time is right.
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.
Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd star in the ITV drama about an alleged rape.
People lie because it is more likely to get them what they want.
Is speaking some evil really so bad?
We gave four scholars from different disciplines a chance to offer their opinions on this important question.
It’s actually a big developmental milestone.
In a new study, psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
Lies, pranks and April Fool’s Day jokes show how gullible we can sometimes be.
Why do some people fall for the lamest April Fool's pranks and others see straight through them?
Does your nose grow if it’s a falsehood, not a lie?
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.