Lying can be more than just telling a few fibs. It can also be used to communicate social status and make a person appear loyal to a particular group.
‘I can’t believe I’m still here, either.’
‘They might be a liar but at least they’re honest.’
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From Boris Johnson to Donald Trump, a new breed of bullshitting politicians is flourishing.
“No, I didn’t eat any cake.”
Children lying is rarely cause for concern and actually means your child is developmentally normal.
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.
The brain doesn’t cause lying.
A recent study suggested that the brain becomes accustomed to lying, making people merely puppets of their brains. That’s too simple an explanation – and one that lets liars off the hook.
Rich people are more likely to engage in unethical activity, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of California…