You might think someone is guilty because of unconscious opinions you hold regarding certain traits.
Research has found that people are only marginally more accurate than chance at judging whether someone is lying or telling the truth.
Researchers are interested in whether who you’re communicating with and how you’re interacting affect how likely you are to lie.
George Santos has admitted to having said some stupid things. But his lying became the subject of a federal probe that has resulted in criminal charges.
Why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover: the limitations of reading body language.
But there are other techniques professional investigators use to test the plausibility of people’s stories.
Kids need to learn when little lies are the right choice. But research suggests parents may not be clear in the messages they send about how they value the truth.
Constituents’ willingness to overlook deception may depend, in part, on whether politicians lie well and with a good purpose.
There is no federal recall law that could lead to another election for Santos’ seat. But Santos’ case presents ethics concerns that the House may review.
Children get a hard time for being dishonest but it’s a sign of healthy brain development.
A new study found that the device people used to communicate in a negotiation made a big difference in how likely they were to deceive for personal gain.
Sometimes, it’s best to take your medicine sitting up. Other times, lying down is safer. Here’s what we know so far.
A strategic lie is designed to grab media attention with an initial, deliberate lie. This shifts the news agenda onto a politician’s preferred territory.
‘Vranyo’ is the Russian word for a lie that you tell to make yourself look good, whether people believe it or not.
A political philosopher argues that while all American presidents may lie, those who appear to lie for the public good are often celebrated.
Social influencers vie for public attention in a crowded market place. This makes the bold and the ruthless even more likely to opt for strategic dishonesty if it will further their interests.
Since the French president accused the prime minister of lying, his trustworthiness has been increasingly under the media spotlight. If the tag sticks, it could wound him at next year’s poll.
Communication scholars have long wondered not just who lies the most, but also whether people tend to lie more online, in person or over the phone.
Understanding sarcasm is related to the ability to recognize the thoughts and emotions of others, to empathize and to consider two things being simultaneously true.
It turns out liars and truth-tellers behave very differently when questioned.