Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind
Deceit, lying, and falsehoods lie at the very heart of our cultural heritage. Even the founding myth of the Judeo-Christian tradition, the story of Adam and Eve, revolves around a lie. Our seemingly insatiable appetite for stories of deception spans the extremes of culture from King Lear to Little Red Riding Hood, retaining a grip on our imaginations despite endless repetition. These tales of deception are so enthralling because they speak to something fundamental in the human condition. The ever-present possibility of deceit is a crucial dimension of all human relationships, even the most central: our relationships with our own selves.
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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 ... Read full review