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Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind

Author: David Livingstone Smith
ISBN-10:0312310404
ISBN-13:978-0312310400
To Purchase: Amazon US / Amazon UK

Description

Since our species first evolved, lying and deceit have been an integral part of our social existence. David Livingstone Smith elucidates the essential role that deception and self-deception have played in human evolution and shows that the very structure of our minds has been shaped by the need to deceive.

About the Author

"David Smith has thoroughly documented and analyzed the ubiquitous human characteristics of deception and self-deception, drawing from the fields of evolutionary biology, ethology, social psychology and cognitive science and bringing the Freudian concept of the unconscious into the behavioral science of the 21st century. This is an engaging, erudite and powerful book, comprehensible to the layperson as well as the academic, and requisite reading for anyone with a serious interest in human nature."

- Irwin Silverman, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Senior Scholar, York University, Toronto, Canada.


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