Lying to the Ones We Love: Deception Strategies in Intimate Relationships

dc.contributor.author Jessen, Jenny
dc.contributor.department Psychology
dc.date 2018-02-14T09:59:35.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-07T05:10:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-07T05:10:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-15
dc.description.abstract <p>The goal of this research was to identify communication strategies while deceiving romantic partners. Previous research has shown that lies in romantic partnerships tend to be more altruistic in nature than during close but non-romantic relationships (DePaulo et al., 1997). Lying about feelings and opinions is the most common reported type of lie, followed by actions, plans, and whereabouts (DePaulo, 1996). Current findings indicate that when people are asked to describe deceptive strategies, responses are often contradictory; this is particularly noted in terms of non-verbal strategy (i.e. whether or not to maintain eye contact during deception) (Strömwall et al., 2011). However, we also know that managing one's facial expression is only a part of what is required to appear truthful to others (Frank et al., 2004). To investigate communication strategies used while lying to romantic partners we conducted 33 semi-structured interviews. Participants were asked to recall a time when they believed their romantic partner was lying and to recall a time when they lied to a romantic partner. Subsequent to each narrative response, questions relating to both verbal and nonverbal communication strategies were asked. Data will be analyzed using content analysis (Krippendorf, 2004).</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1037
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dc.subject.disciplines Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
dc.subject.disciplines Social Psychology
dc.title Lying to the Ones We Love: Deception Strategies in Intimate Relationships
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