New research points to three different ways we deceive others.Most people are aware of first two categories of lies; deception and withholding. Deception, involves intentionally giving false information, and withholding, involves intentionally failing to disclose information. But have you ever heard about "paltering?"Other than being a great SAT word, paltering involves misleading by telling the truth. Often, a palterer uses truth in an overly-specific and legalistic way. For in … [Read more...]
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! 9 Signs They’re Not Telling the Truth (AND 3 Things You Can Do About It).
New research suggests that, rather than going with our gut to know whether someone is being truthful or not, it is better to focus on a particular cue, like how hard someone has to think about what they're saying or how much what they are saying squares with what we know to be true.In general, studies find that the average person has a slightly better than even chance (54%) of detecting a lie from a stranger. This goes up to 60% for people who are trained. Of course, the closer you are to … [Read more...]
A new study shows that lying is quite common by 2 years old that by 3 most children are masters of deception.Understandably, this might be a cause for serious concern among most Catholic parents. We know the value of honesty and trust, and we want to raise our kids to be honest and trustworthy. That said, it's important that we remember that lying at this age isn't the same thing as lying at age 6 or 7 and, if you handle "lying" at this stage appropriately, you might just be able to pre … [Read more...]