Latest Deception Stories

Lies: Why Do We Tell Them?
2012-09-06 04:31:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Humanity has come up with several explanations for telling half-truths or falsehoods in the years we´ve been walking upright. We often justify the telling of half-truths by saying we don´t want to hurt someone´s feelings. Sometimes we tell flat out lies in order to get ahead or take advantage of an opportunity which has just arisen. We have plenty of reasons to avoid the truth, but why do we do it? Psychological...

2012-08-07 10:08:56

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 11 times a week. That´s the whopping number of times American lie each week, according to surveys described in WebMD Health News. The statistics relate to a new study by researchers from the University of Notre Dame that focused on if people could be convinced to lie less and the effects of lying. The study, titled “Science of Honesty,” found that those who tell the truth during stressful moments can heighten their...

2012-06-28 20:23:55

Not lying is regarded as a learned and well-known rule of honesty among 14 and 15-year-olds at Zurich's high schools. Additional theoretical moral knowledge also includes conventional rules of honesty such as not using unfair aids during school tests or forging parents' signatures. What might seem like a duty to live up to school expectations at face value is actually a very different story beneath the surface. After all, dishonest practices are permitted for young people in certain classroom...

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