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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (82 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Feldman Narrator: Bob Walter Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Deception is a central feature of everyday life. We hear it not only from Presidents ("I did not have sexual relations with that woman"), the dean of admissions of M.I.T. ("I have three college degrees"), or the sleazy sales associate at the local car dealership ("This SUV gets terrific mileage!"); we also hear lies from the people we meet and interact with on a daily basis, including our family, friends, colleagues-and yes, the woman ahead of us in line at Starbucks.

The issue confronting us is not whether people lie to us-they do-but how much and why. Just as importantly, we need to consider why we're so prone to believe the deception we hear from others, as well as the lies we tell ourselves. Finally, we need to explore why we view certain lies as harmless, while rejecting others as manipulative and shameful. Robert Feldman has unique knowledge of how deeply dishonesty is engrained in our everyday lives and broader culture. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wil Roese | 1/16/2014

    " People lie more than we think. We lie for many reasons including thrills, building our self esteem, being social and greed. One problem with the book is the authors constantly makes excuses for lies as a social norm as if you can not be social and honest at the same time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kam | 12/16/2013

    " at 1st, I liked it. Very clear. Good expression of thoughts. But then it didn't answer the title. It was about all the lying around us. It just went on and on about that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thom | 11/21/2013

    " The gist - if something is important, assess the truth of it. The advice - try to be more honest. Lots of anecdotes, lots of psych studies, and an attempt to name each kind of lying - a "lie with intent" for instance. An interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 11/18/2013

    " So far - quite good and I like the anthropological/biological underpinnings cited for why & how we lie - and real-life examples of the different types of lies within society. "

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About the Author

Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Interim Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. A winner of the College Distinguished Teacher award, he is on the board of directors of the Federation for the Advancement of the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Feldman received a BA from Wesleyan University and an MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles, including The Liar in Your Life, Understanding Psychology, Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior, and Development Across the Life Span. He lives in Massachusetts.