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Title: Would I lie to you? Self-serving lies and other-oriented lies told across different media
Authors: Whitty, Monica T.
Carville, Siobhan E
First Published: May-2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Computers in Human Behavior, 2008, 24 (3), pp.1021-1031.
Abstract: This study set out to investigate the type of media individuals are more likely to tell self-serving and other-oriented lies, and whether this varied according to the target of the lie. One hundred and fifty participants rated on a likert-point scale how likely they would tell a lie. Participants were more likely to tell self-serving lies to people not well-known to them. They were more likely to tell self-serving lies in email, followed by phone, and finally face-to-face. Participants were more likely to tell other-oriented lies to individuals they felt close to and this did not vary according to the type media. Participants were more likely to tell harsh truths to people not well-known to them via email.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.chb.2007.03.004
ISSN: 0747-5632
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Description: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Computers in Human Behavior. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Computers in Human Behavior, 24(3), 2008, DOI:
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