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Is it always wrong to lie?

Many people argue that lying is a selfish act and those who tell lies only do this to benefit themselves rather than the receivers of the lie. For instance, people would lie to get a job, better commissions, better grades or even promotions at work. Others will lie to achieve some psychological rewards such as […]

Pages: 2 Words: 619 Topics: Lie, Morality, Social Institutions, Social Psychology, Stereotypes, Truth

Ethical Dilemma in Truth

Have you ever been in a dilemma where the only way to get away from hurting someone’s feelings is to lie to them but then they find out and will get hurt even more or just straight up tell the truth so that you won’t feel bad lying to them? I’ve been there plenty of […]

Pages: 2 Words: 639 Topics: Lie, Truth
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Lying and Honesty

Lying Lying is an important social category. We, as humans, tend to react negatively to ‘‘lies and the lying liars who tell them’’ (Franken, 2003). We humans, expend considerable effort and resources developing techniques to detect lies and liars, both as a practical matter when, say, developing technologies to screen for terrorists at airports, and […]

Pages: 3 Words: 825 Topics: Deception, Epistemology, Justification, Lie, Trust, Truth

An Investigation of Pro-Social Lying in Successful Relationships

Keywords: Pro-Social Lying, White Lies, Relationship Satisfaction An Investigation of Pro-Social Lying in Successful Relationships The present study examines the correlation between pro-social lying and romantic relationship satisfaction. We hypothesized that the more deception present in a relationship, the less relationship satisfaction. A survey containing a Guttman scale and Likert scale was given to one-hundred […]

Pages: 9 Words: 2558 Topics: Communication, Deception, Interpersonal Relationships, Lie, Neuroscience, Research, Social Psychology