Why we lie

the evolutionary roots of deception and the unconscious mind

By Smith, David Nichol

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ISBN
978-0-31231-039-4
Publisher
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004.


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Reviewed on July 15, 2004

According to one research study, people on average tell three lies for every 15 minutes of conversation. Smith (director, Inst. for Cognitive Science & Evolutionary Psychology) speculates that deception developed as an adaptive mechanism to ensure our survival and reproductive success. He offers examples of deception in the animal kingdom (e.g.,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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