A world of lies

Aavik, T. and Abu-Hilal, M. and Ahmad , F. S. and Ahmed, R. A. and Alarco, B. and Amponsah, B. and Atoum, A. and Bahrami, H. and Banton, P. and Barca, V. and Basualdo, M. and Benjet, C. and Bhowon, U. and Bond, C. F. and Case, T. I. and Caso, L. and Chadee, D. and Churney, R. and Courtoy, M. and Datevyan, H. and Donatien, D. and Gastardo, Conaco C. and Gendolla, G. and Chayur, M. A. and Giri, V. N. and Gunawardhane, R. and Han, H. S. and Hartwig, M. and Ul Hasanat, N. and Herrera, D. and Hofhansl, A. and Holland, R. and Horgan, J. and Huang, S. T. T. and Rosnah Ismail, and Javahishvili, T. and Johnston, L. and Kapardis, A. and Ker, Dincer M. and Kerslake, M. and Khaltourina, A. and Khaltourina, D. and Kion, J. A. and Koehnken, G. and Kokkinaki, F. and Koljatic, M. and Kostik, A. and Kurman, J. and Lee, K. and Levintsa, E. and Lovas, L. and Masip, J. and Matuk , C. R. and Melinder, A. and Merckelbach, H. and Messili, R. and Miles, L. and Mngadi, P. T. and Munyae, M. M. and Nedeljkovic, J. and Neto, F. and Niemi, M. and Niraula, S. and Nizharadze, G. and Oka, T. and O'Sullivan , D. E. M. and Pawlowski, B. and Pereira, M. E. and Platon, C. and Rao, S. H. and Reynolds, S. and Rime, B. and Rodriguez, O. and Rono, R. and Roxana, I. and Rus, V. S. and Schulmeyer, M. and Shu, L. and Silva, M. and Simulioniene, R. and Stuchlikova, I. and Sverko, I. and Talwar, V. and Tchombe, T. M. and Tifner, S. and Tredoux, C. and Voracek, M. and Vrij, A. and Williams, K. and Wright, R. and Zhang, Y. C. (2006) A world of lies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37 (1). pp. 60-74. ISSN 0022-0221

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022022105282295

Abstract

This article reports two worldwide studies of stereotypes about liars. These studies are carried out in 75 different countries and 43 different languages. In Study 1, participants respond to the open-ended question "How can you tell when people are lying?" In Study 2, participants complete a questionnaire about lying. These two studies reveal a dominant pan-cultural stereotype: that liars avert gaze. The authors identify other common beliefs and offer a social control interpretation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Deception, Stereotypes
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Psychology and Social Work
ID Code:1093
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:17 Nov 2011 14:21
Last Modified:23 Feb 2015 09:55

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