Polygraphs measure the physiological changes that occur when people lie, although imperfectly.
When murderers place 911 calls and portray themselves as innocent, they may give away subtle cues of their guilt.
If pathological liars have disrupted your life, you are not alone.
If we lose someone’s trust, a few steps can help us regain their confidence.
Have you ever wondered why pathological liars are so dishonest all of the time? It turns out that they may be motivated to lie for the same reasons that we all lie—just more so.
A simple theory explains why people are dishonest, when they are likely to be dishonest, and who is likely to be the biggest liar in your life.
Trust and cooperation were necessary for our ancestors’ survival. Have we inherited their tendency to be honest?
Is our tendency to be honest hardwired into our brains? Recent evolutionary perspectives suggest we may have evolved to shun dishonesty.
When supposed experts promise to teach you the best way to detect liars, they typically and ironically offer advice that will make you a worse lie detector.
Most people believe the lies they tell are just tiny white lies. But are those really white lies?