Secrets and Lies

Secrets and Lies

Understanding the identity-warping nature of secrets and lies.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling

By Andy Smith
Unite ideas and emotion but avoid these dangerous pitfalls to get your story out

Compliments, Insults, and Other Challenges

By Elizabeth Wagele
What if there’s no perfect response?

The Science of Apologies -- Or Is It Child's Play?

By Stanton Peele
The moral fables of Michael, Alex, and Chris

Forensic Pathologist's Crime Quartet

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Ann Rule publishes Cyril Wecht’s crime “shorts,” adding autopsy grit.

The Truth About Lie Detection

By Joe Navarro M.A.
We do it every day, but most of us only do it half right.

The Walking Story Book: A Talk With Linda Joy Myers

By Mark Matousek
The Master Memoirist and Therapist on Weaving the Dark and the Light

Cheap Lies

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
If you lie to your husband about how much stuff costs, are you betraying him?

Aurora Judge Rules "Truth Serum" Can Test Suspect's Insanity

By Travis Langley Ph.D.
Why gamble a mass murder suspect's fate on dubious methods for testing insanity?

Why Stick to a PTSD Diagnosis Based on Lies by Jodi Arias?

By Travis Langley Ph.D.
Arias kept lying to evaluating psychologist. Why won't he revise PTSD diagnosis?

5 Reasons You Can’t Tell When You Are Being Lied To

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Why are people poor lie detectors?

Undercover in a Subculture

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Innovative social scientists once exposed truths that still reverberate.

Bullshitting: Lessons from the Masters

By Stanton Peele
How the great bullshitters pull it off.

Deception: The Real Villain Behind Relationship Infidelity

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
When we are honest with our partners, we are true to ourselves.

Do Relationships Need Lies to Survive?

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

Letters from Downton: A Different Kind of Therapy

By Laura Berger and Glen Tibaldeo
Downton Abbey reveals simple secrets to true connectedness and understanding.

Six Everlasting Truths about Deception

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Lie detection may be harder than it looks, and that could be a good thing.

Big-Time Liars: Top 7 Lies They Tell Themselves

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The road to deception is paved with self-deception

Why We Lie and How to Stop

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
The many lies we tell hurt us in the end.

There Are No Rules for When or How Someone Dies

By Ethan Gilsdorf
Every January brings the worst day of my year. My little sister’s birthday.

How to Spot and Deal with Passive-Aggressive People

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
8 keys to surviving passive-aggressives at home and at work.

The Virgin Sodomite

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Hello young lovers, wherever you are.

How We Learn to Lie

By Mark Banschick M.D.
Liar, liar—breaking the habit

Protect Yourself from Liars and Deceivers

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

Confessions of a Sick Person

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Truth be told: Nine confessions about life while sick.

Never Be Ordinary: A Better Women's Murder Club

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
This British miniseries deserves notice for its unique approach to murder.

When someone you care about is hiding an eating disorder

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Understanding the underlying meanings can help you choose an appropriate action

Gluten Sensitivity as Eating Disorder

By Mark Borigini M.D.
How orthorexia nervosa becomes anorexia nervosa via gluten sensitivity

20 Quotes on Secrets

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Keeping secrets is a tricky business