Lying, Cheating, and Carrying On: Developmental, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Dishonesty and Deceit

Lying, Cheating, and Carrying On: Developmental, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Dishonesty and Deceit

by Salman Akhtar, Henri Parens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0765706024

ISBN-13: 9780765706027

Pub. Date: 02/12/2009

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

Why do people lie? Is dishonesty ubiquitous in human experience? And what should be done with individuals who seek psychotherapeutic help and yet can not reveal important aspects of their lives and even fabricate histories, associations, and dreams? Such questions form the backbone of this exceptional book. Starting with the emergence of the capacity to lie in

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Why do people lie? Is dishonesty ubiquitous in human experience? And what should be done with individuals who seek psychotherapeutic help and yet can not reveal important aspects of their lives and even fabricate histories, associations, and dreams? Such questions form the backbone of this exceptional book. Starting with the emergence of the capacity to lie in childhood and the formative influence of the family in children's moral development, the contributors to Lying, Cheating, and Carrying On examine the different varieties of adulthood lies, the impact of dishonesty on the internal and external realities of an individual, and malignant forms of lies involving serious character pathology and criminality, as well as their detection. This book's aim is to help therapists enhance their empathy with patients who are compelled to lie and to provide them with better therapeutic strategies to deal with the clinical dilemmas that arise in working with such children and adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765706027
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
02/12/2009
Series:
Margaret S. Mahler Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Lies, Liars, and Lying: An Introductory Overview Salman Akhtar, M.D. 1

Chapter 2 What it Takes to Tell a Lie Ruth M. S. Fischer, M.D. 17

Chapter 3 Developmental Aspects of Lying Gail A. Edelsohn, M.D., M.S.P.H. 33

Chapter 4 Authentication, Imposture, and Malicious Deception Lucy LaFarge, M.D. 43

Chapter 5 Where Does the Truth Lie? Harold P. Blum, M.D. 59

Chapter 6 Lying and Deceitfulness in Personality Disorders Michael H. Stone, M.D. 69

Chapter 7 Lies and their Deception Clarence Watson, J.D., M.D. 93

Chapter 8 Sociocultural Perspectives on Dishonesty and Lying Daniel M.A. Freeman, M.D. 111

Chapter 9 Cultures of Dishonesty: From Hidden Cancers and Concealed Selves to Politics and Poker Mark Moore, Ph.D. 129

Chapter 10 Distortions of Truth from White Lies to Mass Murder: A Concluding Commentary Henri Parents, M.D 141

Index 161

About the Editors and Contributors 169

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