Deceit, Delusion, and Detection

Deceit, Delusion, and Detection

by W Peter Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803952600

ISBN-13: 9780803952607

Pub. Date: 02/21/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Who tells lies? Why do people tell lies and when are they deemed acceptable? Written from a social psychology perspective on the use of language, this is a fascinating examination of these and related questions.

Illustrating the book with a diversity of institutional and interpersonal contexts, W Peter Robinson explores ways in which people develop their skills

Overview

Who tells lies? Why do people tell lies and when are they deemed acceptable? Written from a social psychology perspective on the use of language, this is a fascinating examination of these and related questions.

Illustrating the book with a diversity of institutional and interpersonal contexts, W Peter Robinson explores ways in which people develop their skills of deception and also discusses the feasibility and art of lie detection. He reveals the cultural biases inherent in various modes and interpretations of lying, focusing in particular on the Western world and its values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803952607
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/21/1996
Series:
Language and Language Behavior Series, #6
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Representations of Realities
Children Learning To Lie
Lying Face to Face
Standing Features
Lying Face to Face
General Dynamics
The Polygraph
Falsifications in Societal Institutions
The Mediation of Messages
Falsification in Particular Social Orders and Institutions
Beliefs and Moral Judgments
Whistle-Blowing
Truth and Truthfulness
From Then Till Now
Loose Ends, Strands, and Progress

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