We All Lie In The Mock Theft Experiment?

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We all lie. The ugly truth of being human is that we all lie; some people lie to achieve something good, others lie to look good or protect themselves and, the one we are more familiar, people lie to harm others. According to a professor of the School of Media and Communication at Korea University, Timothy R. Levine, deception “is intentionally, knowingly, or purposefully misleading another person” and a lie is a subtype of deception that involves giving falsehood to another person, consciously. We can divide lies into four categories; pro-social deception that is the lie to achieve something good. An example of pro-social deception would be lying about a surprise party. There is also self-enhancement deception, which is the lie to make ourselves …show more content…
The students were randomly selected and some were assigned to steal a wallet from a room they had access; in addition, there were students who were not assigned to do anything in the room with the control of not having the wallet present. Part of the interview was to convince an interviewer that they, the students, did not take the wallet and if they were successful of convincing the interviewer of their innocence and credibility they would have gain a monetary compensation. The result of the experiment was that the “deceivers tend to be less diverse, less complex, and shorter in the types of patterns produced in their nonverbal behavior” (Burgoon, p.334). On other words, deceivers tend to be more concise in the performance of their nonverbal messages than people who are telling the truth. The reason people tend to be concise when they are lying is that there is an extra effort of making a story and, simultaneously, look believable. Indeed, there are people who are capable of presenting all the expected nonverbal attributes and lie at the same time. However, having a person who is expecting a reaction from your body might make the practice of lying more difficult. Of course, meanings are also in people, other principle of verbal messages, we might have the right attributes, but the receiver has its own perception, which proves that interpersonal communication among two people is unique everyone else, that might be different from

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