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The Psychology of Lying

Issued Date: 19th July 2021

Published Date: 28th July 2021


Author Affiliations: Anil Thomas & Nandini Papriwal


Lying emerges from the hedonistic nature of humans to avoid pain and to increase pleasure. It can be also seen that we lie not only for personal gains but also for others' gain too. It is a known fact how, telling a lie is costly: emotionally, cognitively, and physiologically. Lie-tellers experience negative emotions, cognitive impairment, physiological stress, and reveal this through nonverbal cues. Systematic detailed information was depicted about types of lying along with providing an overview of convergence and divergence.



Lying · Pathological · Deception · Syndrome · Compulsive


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