People Who Lie to Themselves are Better at Lying to Others

What’s good about being ‘self-deceived’—that is, an overconfident person with an exaggerated view of self-talent? Well, people like that are really good at convincing other people that they’re just as good as they believe themselves to be. A study published in PLOS One has found that people who are self-deceived … Read More

Moral in the Morning, and Lying All Afternoon

We’re thinking of confining our interrogations to the morning from now on; new researchers suggests that our ability to exhibit self-control and keep a handle on our dishonesty is diminished over the course of the day. The research, published in Psychological Science, found that it’s easier to resist opportunities to … Read More

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