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Why Do We Lie?

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Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., a polygraph expert and professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, says, "Lying has long been a part of everyday life. We couldn't get through the day without being deceptive." Still, most of us know the difference between a white lie and outright deceit. One study says that we lie in about a fifth of our interpersonal exchanges lasting ten or more minutes. Over the course of a week, we deceive about 30 percent of those with whom we interact one-on-one. And the closer the relationship, the more likely we are to lie. There’s evidence that some self-delusion, basically, "lying to yourself," is essential to good mental health. Let’s explore the psychology behind lying and whether absolute candor would be a positive thing for either society or us as individuals.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CE South Building

Peter Fisk 



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Registration Closes On
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/11/2018 - 12/11/2018 Weekly - Tue 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Peter Fisk