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About the author:
Bella DePaulo (PhD, Harvard) has been studying lying in everyday life for decades. She is the author of more than 100 scholarly publications, many of them on the topic of deception, and is one of the foremost academic experts in the field.
DePaulo's work on deception has been described in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and many other major national and international newspapers. It has also been reported in magazines such as Time, the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Readers' Digest, and U.S. News and World Report. Dr. DePaulo has appeared as an expert on deception on NPR, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, and other shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, PBS, the BBC, and the Discovery Channel. She has also lectured nationally and internationally. She has addressed criminal attorneys, physicists, judges, and mental health practitioners.
Bella DePaulo is also an expert on the place of people who are single in society and in science. She is the author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After (St. Martin's Press).

Behind the Door of Deceit

Understanding the Biggest Liars in Our Lives

Authored by Bella DePaulo Ph.D.

For years, Bella DePaulo (Ph.D., Harvard) asked ordinary people to tell her research team about the most serious lies they had ever told, and about the most serious lies that were ever told to them. One after another, they opened up, describing lies about love and sex, cheating and shoplifting, illness and abuse, kinship and adoption, achievements and resources. They told about lies that resulted in the loss of relationships, reputations, and large sums of money. They even described lies that proved deadly. Some admitted to living a lie. Although there was much pain in their accounts, there were also evidence of some remarkable resilience. There are lessons from these hundreds of stories of major deceptions. Dr. DePaulo shares tips for avoiding the temptation to tell serious lies, and explains why some of the most unlikely people can be vulnerable to getting duped.

Publication Date:
144866862X / 9781448668625
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Psychology / General

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