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Are lying and cheating instinctive or calculating?
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Awhile back, I posted about some research done on lying in children. A very brief explanation of the study was that kids lied more often and more effectively when punishment was on the line
Who hasn't lied? Everyone! But, why? Most people say they lie to not hurt others, so as not to say something that is hurtful or cause pain. However, this rationale, in and of itself, is a lie. In most cases, people lie to protect themselves.
Telling white lies sometimes affects how you act later
Sending a text message leads people to lie more often than in other forms of communication