NATURE OF LIES - THE NATURE OF LIES 9-2-08 One thing you do...

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Unformatted text preview: THE NATURE OF LIES 9-2-08 One thing you do not want people to lie to you about…and why s One thing you want people to lie to you about…and why s One thing you would be very tempted to lie about…and why s One thing you think other people would lie about, but you would not…and why s WHO LIES? s HOW OFTEN DO PEOPLE LIE? s WHAT DO PEOPLE LIE ABOUT? s “Types of lies” Video s HOW DO WE LIE? TYPES OF LIES: s LIES OF COMMISSION x x x s LIES OF OMISSION x x x x s Euphemisms Bullshit Spin “Letting it Happen” Half Truths Equivocation Contexomy COLLABORATIVE LIES s HOW LYING, DECEPTION, AND TRUTH TELLING CAME TO LIVE TOGETHER AND WHY THEY STAYED x The Nature of an Evolving Social System x The Desire to Communicate Effectively ISSUES OF DEFINITION s The Nature Of Definitions x s Daily Discourse; Dictionary; Operational A DEFINITION OF LYING: The conscious alteration of information a person believes to be true in order to significantly change another’s perceptions from what the deceiver thought they would be without the alteration. s Exceptions & Variations With the Definition x “Consciousness” x “Alteration of information a person believes to be true” x “in order to significantly change another’s perceptions from what the deceiver thought they would be without the alteration…” s Lying and Deception: Some Important Distinctions x x Deception Often Considered Broader Concept Different Types of Deception Actual 3 Attempted 3 Perceived 3 Unintended 3 CONTEXTUAL FEATURES INVOLVED IN MAKING ATTRIBUTIONS ABOUT LIES s LIAR’S PERSPECTIVE & TARGET’S PERSPECTIVE x Primarily Intentions & Consequences x But Also: Perceptions of Awareness 3 Perceptions of Altering Information 3 Perceptions of Situational Expectations 3 ...
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