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The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the "little white lie," to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes.
This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social and behavioral science programs who seek to better understand the historical role of lying and how it is employed in modern society.
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Timothy R. Levine, Ph.D., is professor of communication and media at Korea University, South Korea, where he teaches and conducts research on topics related to interpersonal communication, persuasion, social influence, and social-scientific research methods. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, Levine conducts training for police, attorneys, and people in the intelligence and counterintelligence communities. Before Korea University, he held faculty appointments at Michigan State University, Indiana University, and the University of Hawai‘i. He has published more than 100 refereed journal articles reporting original research related to communication.
Levine is an internationally recognized leader in deception research. He is the author or coauthor of Information Manipulation Theory, Truth Default Theory, The Veracity Effect, The Probing Effect, and The Park-Levine Probability Model. His research on deception has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His current research focuses on what makes some people more believable than others and on effective interrogation strategies.Review:
"The content of the articles is appropriate for the many audiences ranging from upper-level high school to college students and beyond. The articles are well organized and very informative, yet still understood by the layman. The "Further Readings" section of each article will assist those looking for further depth." -- J. D′annibale, American Reference Books Annual Published On: 2016-05-01
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