Why Do We Lie? - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

published 3 ideas

Why Do We Lie?

psychologytoday.com

Our reasons for lying

Where lying is concerned, we just can't seem to help ourselves. 

We lie for two reasons: behavioral conditioning and cognitive evolutionary biology.

3

STASHED IN:

146

Lying keeps us hooked because we enjoy the reward. The outcomes are unpredictable.
Lying is reinforced every time we get away with it. 

1

STASHED IN:

150

Lying is a valuable tool in our survival kit. We can spare someone's feelings or build social standing. Lying can keep us out of trouble or even save our lives.

Practicing deception starts as early as six months of age such as fake crying or laughter. But people only start to g...

3

STASHED IN:

163

0 Comments

Discover and save more ideas by creating a

FREE

Deepstash account.

Develop a

reading habit

, save

time

and create an amazing

knowledge library

.

GET THE APP: