Liar: The Truth About Lying
$24.95 - Random House UK
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 2/Aug/2010 - ISBN: 9780753515662
Have you ever told someone they look 'great' when they really just looked ok? Ever said you'd be 'there in a second' ... knowing it would be more like five minutes? Never? Liar! But don't feel bad - we all tell lies, all the time. Two to three times in a ten-minute conversation is the average, as Robert S Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, shows in this captivating book. From the 'white lies' of everyday life to lies told with intent to deceive, dishonesty plays a huge - and crucial - role in our society at every level. Drawing on numerous examples from real life as well as research into deception, Liar reveals the truth about lying - why we all do it, what it costs us, how children learn to lie, who it benefits, why we're so often ready to accept the lies we're told, and how it can both succeed in helping us and fail with catastrophic results. You'll also learn to recognise the lies you yourself tell, and in doing so how you can embrace a more honest approach to life. Because anyone who says they always tell the truth is a liar.
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