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Lies! Lies!! Lies!!! : the psychology of deceit

Author: Charles V Ford
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. ed., paperback edView all editions and formats

Lies! Lies!! Lies!!! The Psychology of Deceit looks beyond compulsive liars and considers the ongoing flood of lies that we as human beings experience every day. This book shines a spotlight on an  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles V Ford
ISBN: 0880487399 9780880487399 0880489979 9780880489973
OCLC Number: 918110974
Description: XIII, 333 Seiten
Contents: Everybody lies. Defining deceit: the language of lying. The biology of deceit. Learning to lie: developmental issues in deceit. Why people lie: the determinants of deceit. Styles of deception: the role of personality. Pathological lying. Living a lie: impostors, con-artists and persons with the Munchausen syndrome. False memories, false accusations, and false confessions. Detection of deceit. Technological detection of deceit. Therapeutic approaches for the deceitful person. Effects of deception. A psychology of deceit: conclusions and summary. Epilogue. References. Index.
Responsibility: Charles V. Ford.


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