Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker
Liars Liars Everywhere, and an Apathetic Psychology Does Not Seem to Care
Charles R. Honts
Boise State University
Lying is a most ubiquitous human behavior. We lie in 25% of our interactions and even trained lie catchers perform near chance. While many of our lies are inconsequential, some have resulted in the deaths of thousands. Despite this, deception and deception detection research is uncommon, and often derided. Why?