Playing the Lying Game: Detecting and Dealing with Lies and Liars, from Occasional Fibbers to Frequent Fabricators
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Playing the Lying Game: Detecting and Dealing with Lies and Liars, from Occasional Fibbers to Frequent Fabricators

by Gini Graham Scott JD, Ph.D
     
 

Whether it's in business or politics, between friends, inside a family, or within intimate relationships, lies abound. This book examines who lies and why, identifies six types of lies and liars, and suggests how to protect yourself from manipulation.

• Includes a Lie-Q Test, so readers can see how lie-savvy they are

• Presents vignettes to illustrate

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Overview

Whether it's in business or politics, between friends, inside a family, or within intimate relationships, lies abound. This book examines who lies and why, identifies six types of lies and liars, and suggests how to protect yourself from manipulation.

• Includes a Lie-Q Test, so readers can see how lie-savvy they are

• Presents vignettes to illustrate the six major types of liars

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From the Publisher

"Join me in reading this superlative treatise of contemporary social society, our new mores and old. And learn to survive The Lie." - The Review Broads

"Superbly written, informed and informative, Playing the Lying Game is very strongly recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections." - Midwest Book Review

"The book seems most appropriate for sociology or communications audiences interested in studying the dynamics between liars and those they lie to or in understanding strategies people use to justify lies. The author includes a plethora of in-depth interview quotes of liars, offering many examples of types of lies, who lies to whom, reasons for lying, and what to do with liars. . . . Scott presents an interesting perspective and summary of lying and liars." - PsycCRITIQUES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313383519
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Gini Graham Scott, JD, PhD, is a consultant, college instructor, and author of 38 books, including three with Greenwood/Praeger.

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