Why We Lie: Time Is A Factor, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post:

Lying: Everyone does it, even though we know we shouldn’t.

So what makes us do it?

Desire for acceptance, preservation of self-esteem, not wanting to get in trouble — any number of things can play a part. But according to a new study that will be published in the journal Psychological Science, time is a huge factor.

Researchers at the University of Amsterdam and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev conducted experiments where study participants rolled dice for money. In one of the experiments, participants had to roll the die three times, and the researchers weren’t able to see what numbers they rolled. The participants only had to report the first roll, but the higher the number they reported rolling, the more money they got.

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