Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Honey, do I look fat in this? No? Good answer! Sometimes it's wise to fib just a little. Telling the whole truth to a person who isn't prepared for it can destroy the trust and good will between people. White lies often come from a sense of compassion, not a desire to deceive.

Facebook: Your Communication Style Impacts How You Lie

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Are you a Broadcaster or a Communicator?

Is Your Teen Trustworthy? Can You Tell?

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Can you really tell when your teen is lying?

Do Relationships Need Lies to Survive?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Save a relationship with a lie? Not a serious one.

Why Politicians Lie, and How They Get Away With It

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Why we don't detect politician's lies

Those Lying Apes

By Dale Peterson Ph.D.
Apes like to deceive, too--but do they dislike being deceived?

He has a great personality: Not every positive description is positive

By Art Markman Ph.D.
You can give a negative impression while saying something positive.

Get Out! Sneaky Kids and Prying Parents Make a Toxic Mix

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Do parents who pry know more about their teen's lives?

How to Know When an Online Liar Is Lying

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Four clues to deciphering the language of online lying.

Truth, Lies and Self-Deception

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D.
None of us are beyond deceiving ourselves.

Who Lies?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Do men or women lie more often, and do they lie for different reasons?

Protect Yourself from Liars and Deceivers

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Refuse to be deceived.

Is Your Partner A Sexual Predator?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
How can you know that they really love you?

Do Presidents Lie?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How are great liars and great leaders alike?

Why Some Narcissists and Borderlines Lie

By Randi Kreger
Some falsehoods are deliberate; others aren't

Sex, lies and body weight

By Susan Carnell Ph.D.
How facing up to the weighing-scale can benefit your health.

Enviousness, Part of the Definition of Narcisistic Personality Disorder

By Randi Kreger
Narcissists feel contempt for those whom they really envy

An Accidental Kiss Between Friends: Can it be forgiven?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
An "accidental kiss" suggests a lapse in judgment.

Getting Through Sexual Abuse Scandals and Depression

By Olga Trujillo J.D.
I limit how much I watch and hear about these scandals.

The YouTube Assignment - Do You See an Ethical Dilemma?

By Mitchell M Handelsman Ph.D.
Help! Are Students Exhibiting Moral Decay or Media Savvy?