Research conducted by Dr. Charles V. Ford, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has concluded that lying is an inherent part of human life. In fact, despite our generally negative attitudes toward lying, “We are all liars. We lie to others, and we lie to ourselves,” he states. Ford’s book, “Lies! Lies!! Lies!!! The Psychology of Deceit,” discusses such topics as why people lie, how individuals learn the art of lying, and how one can detect when one is being lied to. He points out that all of us strive to make ourselves looks a little better or more impressive than we are.
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