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.
Mathematical model suggests information processing lies at the heart of decision making.
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.
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.
Because dramatic tension fuels attention, Trump’s words work to generate tension, anxiety and conflict. We need to react with civility, care and calm to undo the cycle of attention and persuasion.
Understanding the distinction between bullshit and lying is essential. We can reveal a lie by uncovering the truth, but dealing effectively with bullshit is more complicated.
The UK government is introducing polygraph tests for convicted terrorists on probation.
When a person or agency backed by the power and resources of the government tells a lie, it sometimes causes harm that only the government can inflict.
Ethology, social psychology and criminology can help us understand why humans lie and why scammer scam.