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.

White Lies Come with a Price

By Guy Winch Ph.D.

What you don't know about white lies can harm you.

Lying for the Greater Good

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP

Should you always tell the truth?

Why I'm an Excellent Liar

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.

In my family, you lied like your life depended on it.

More Than Just a Fib

By Hara Estroff Marano

We all lie now and then, but when does it get out of hand?

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