Mimicking other groups and making false claims of responsibility are popular deception tactics used in terrorism.
If citizens disbelieve the institutions that count ballots and the organizations that accurately report on those results, it will be impossible to agree on what a legitimate election looks like.
Some presidents have lied for honorable reasons, while for others the lies have been simply self-serving.
In the wake of the New Deal, the business community realized that appealing to widely shared American values could get the public to oppose measures that curbed corporate power.
How does a man with no education convince everyone he is a priest, professor and doctor?
Online lies can often be easy to detect, by searching for images and phone numbers and exploring social media profiles. Some people lie anyway – and countless others take the bait.
'For Petrov and Boshirov the interview has very high stakes -- and throughout the interview they both appear very anxious and uncomfortable.'
Vocal deception may have played a key role in our progression from primitive nonverbal noises to complex, controlled speech.
Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
Robots have already learned to cheat when playing games. How do we teach them morals if we want them more involved in our everyday lives?
Psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
The 'privilege of unknowing' allows onlookers to learn not to see, or otherwise sense, queer difference.
Images of South African police on social media are part of a carefully scripted performance in which the police service is heavily invested.
Biological deception, which involves organisms manipulating the behaviour of other animals through the presentation of “false…
Primate communities with high levels of co-operation will contain a large proportion of cheaters. Research by scientists…
Practice helps people lie effectively, particularly when they know what is expected of them and want to avoid detection…