Liars

  • News HeadlinesSometimes its not profitable to be honest because parents are more likely to praise liars

    Sometimes it’s not profitable to be honest, because parents are more likely to praise liars

    (ORDO NEWS) — “A good child always tells the truth” is what parents try to instill in their children in words, but in reality their actions sometimes contradict these moral principles. As a result, the child learns to be not an “honest simpleton”, but a “polite liar”, who is able, if necessary, to hide an unpleasant truth – after all, there are more chances that he will be praised. “The…

  • News HeadlinesPsychologists exposed liars by switching their attention

    Psychologists exposed liars by switching their attention

    (ORDO NEWS) — The authors of the new study tested how the performance of a secondary task affects the arguments put forward by people who tell the truth or lie. Lying is much more cognitively expensive than telling the truth. This well-known fact was used by psychologists from the University of Portsmouth in the UK and the University of Florida in the USA. As the experiment showed, if liars are…