First Looks category archive
At Psychology Today Blogs, Christian Hart examines why this is so. Here’s a bit:
If the research suggests that people tend to behave differently when they are lying, why are the rates of accurate detection so pitiful? One possibility is that people are simply looking for the wrong cues when trying to detect liars. A number of studies have examined what behavioral features people pay attention to when they are trying to discover if someone is lying. Most of this research has found that people seem to have little insight into the actual behavioral indicators of lying, and so they tend to look for the wrong signs of deception
At Psychology Today Blogs, Christian Hart investigates the personality traits of those who lie. Here’s a bit:
Who are these prolific liars? Personality is one variable that accounts for who lies the most. In one study I conducted with Haylie Jones, we found that people who are high in Machiavellianism (people who are manipulative, unemotional, and indifferent to morality) tend to tell significantly more lies that a typical person. In another study, I found that the prolific liars tend to be people who have low self-esteem (Hart, Lemon, Curtis, & Griffith, in press). Additionally, they tend to be low in conscientiousness and openness to new experiences.
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I’ve been watching a few episodes of the New Zealand series, The Brokenwood Mysteries, and realized that the church that figures in several episodes is named “St. Judas.”