It s a fact- we all lie. And we lie a lot two to three times in a ten-minute conversation is the average. Deception and dishonesty play a huge and crucial role in our society at every level, from the school yard and the coffee shop counter to the work place and the halls of government, and in this fascinating exploration, Robert S Feldman reveals why. You ll discover the truth about lying why we all do it, who it benefits, why we put up with it from others and how it can both succeed in helping us and fail with catastrophic results. Using examples drawn from real life as well as fascinating thought experiments, Feldman uncovers how and why we all lie to our friends, colleagues, romantic partners and ourselves, how we teach our children to deceive, how we lie to look better to others and to trick and cheat, and just why we re so often ready to accept the lies we re told. It's an intriguing look at a major force in our lives the everyday deception in which we all participate. Because anyone
Robert S Feldman, PhD, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He is an Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has written over one hundred books, book chapters and scientific articles, and his psychology textbooks have sold over one million copies and have been translated into numerous languages.