all tell a fib or now and then COMPULSIVE LIES A PERSON who lies compulsively feels compelled to lie about
anything or everything, even when telling the truth is the easier option.
Other researchers have found that men were more inclined to lie about
money and alcohol/medicine than were women (Dreber & Johannesson, 2008; Ellingsen, Johannesson, Lilja, & Zetterqvist, 2009; Erat & Gneezy, 2011; Friesen & Gangadharan, 2012; Jensen et al.
Sadly, the time they took to choose to lie about
their lying was not given.
The 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds who had been lied to were both more likely to cheat and then more likely to lie about
having done so, too.
For example, a state involved in bargaining with another state which did not lie about
its position during bargaining would be at best naive and at worst negligent.