Lying and Deception in Human Interaction

Author(s): Mark Knapp, William Earnest, Darrin Griffin, Matthew McGlone

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2020

Pages: 568


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The emergence of social media, the digital revolution, and the today’s political climate have all brought renewed attention to deception as a human communication phenomenon.

Lying and Deception in Human Interaction presents deception from a variety of perspectives.  The text primarily focuses on the communication process while blending in concepts and references that touch on many important areas of study across the humanities and social sciences. 

Classroom tested and proven by thousands of students, the NEW third edition of Lying and Deception in Human Interaction:

  • Is contemporary!  New references, examples, journal article links, and QR codes to real-life examples promote further discovery, learning, and retention. 
  • Analyzes various manifestations of deceptive behavior. It illustrates how human deception is just another manifestation of a process that all living organisms on the planet practice, a chapter on self-deception, and the deception of others.
  • Features a dedicated section on lie detection. The text examines how human observation, machines, tests, drugs and other aids to improve lie detection accuracy.
  • Presents how political leadership, journalism, writing history, memories, resumes, and the rapidly-changing world of visual deception can deceive masses.
  • Is practical! Knowledge of lying and decision provides students with cognitive and perceptual skills to better deal with con artists, internet scams, and hoaxes.

CHAPTER 1 – Perspectives on Lying and Deception
CHAPTER 2 – Perspectives on Truth
CHAPTER 3 – Ethical Perspectives

CHAPTER 4 – Nonhuman Deception
CHAPTER 5 – Children as Liars and Targets of Lies
CHAPTER 6 – Self-Deception
CHAPTER 7 – Performing Lies and Deceit
CHAPTER 8 – Specialists in Lying and Deception

CHAPTER 9 – Unassisted Lie Detection
CHAPTER 10 – Assisted Lie Detection

CHAPTER 11 – Public Lies and Political Leadership
CHAPTER 12 – Deceptive Writing
CHAPTER 13 – Visual Deception

Mark Knapp

Mark L. Knapp (PhD, Pennsylvania State University) is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication and Distinguished. Teaching Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin. He co-edited the Handbook of Interpersonal Communication and The Interplay of Truth and Deception. In addition to authoring and then co-authoring Lying and Deception in Human Interaction, he co-authored Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction and Interpersonal Communication in Human Relationships. He is past president and fellow of the International Communication Association and past president and distinguished scholar of the National Communication Association.

William Earnest

Dr. William “Billy” Earnest is an Assistant Professor of Communication at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He has Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, where he taught as an Assistant Instructor from 1997 until 2001. Not surprisingly, his doctoral work focused on the effectiveness of electronic slides as a communication medium.

From 2002 to 2005 he was on the faculty of UT’s prestigious McCombs School of Business, where he lectured in Business Communication. While there, he was nominated for a Texas Exes Outstanding Teaching Award.

Courses he has taught regularly include:

  • Media and Professional Presentations
  • Business Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Presentational Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Lying and Deception in Human Interaction

Billy hails from Wichita Falls, Texas, home of his Alma Mater, Midwestern State University. From 1990 to 1995, he was an Atlanta-based systems analyst, technical writer, and corporate trainer for Electronic Data Systems.

He and his 95-lb. ball of furry joy, Dylan D. Dawg, are proud to live in South Austin.

Darrin Griffin

Darrin J. Griffin (PhD, University at Buffalo) is Assistant Professor and Director of the Human Communication Research Lab in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Alabama. He teaches and researches interpersonal communication with a focus on topics involving deception. He has served as a research assistant at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Training Academy in Quantico, VA and the FBI’s field office in Buffalo, NY. He currently teaches an undergraduate and doctoral course on deception at Alabama.

Matthew McGlone

Matthew S. McGlone (PhD, Princeton University) is Professor of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching focus on deception, persuasion, and stereotyping in human interaction. He co-edited The Interplay of Truth and Deception and Work Pressures. He is Associate Director of UT’s Center for Health Communication and is a past chair of the National Communication Association’s Communication and Social Cognition Division.

Knapp and colleagues offer a masterfully comprehensive, organized, and engaging text fitting for anyone interested in the topic of human deception. Students respond positively to the book's writing style, contemporary examples, and application to the real world. Lying and Deception in Human Interaction is an absolute must-have for courses addressing the topic of lying and deception in human behavior.

Tony Docan-Morgan, Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, & Editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication

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