Psychology & Psychiatry

Lie detection: Have the experts got it wrong?

A widely adopted police interview technique, used by both the FBI and British police, to spot if a suspect is lying, is not fit for use, a report out today concludes. In fact, there is evidence that the technique helps liars ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Men think they're better liars

Men are twice as likely as women to consider themselves to be good at lying and at getting away with it, new research has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologist discovers intricacies about lying

What happens when you tell a lie? Set aside your ethical concerns for a moment—after all, lying is a habit we practice with astonishing dexterity and frequency, whether we realize it or not. What goes on in your brain when ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Like Lance Armstrong, we are all liars, experts say

Although we profess to hate it, lying is common, useful and pretty much universal. It is one of the most durable threads in our social fabric and an important bulwark of our self-esteem. We start lying by the age of 4 and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lovelorn liars leave linguistic leads

Online daters intent on fudging their personal information have a big advantage: most people are terrible at identifying a liar. But new research is turning the tables on deceivers using their own words.

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