The Psychology of Lying

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.


Gestalt Cycle, Needs, Emotion, Neurotic & Psychotic Illness, Therapy