We all do it sometimes, even though we know it’s wrong.
But here’s the problem with lying: Research shows that the more you lie, the easier it gets, and the more likely you are to do it again.
“The dangerous thing about lying is people don’t understand how the act changes us,” said Dan Ariely, behavioral psychologist at Duke.
Lying is in the news this week after President Trump’s longtime lawyer testified that Trump had directed him to pay hush money to a porn star named Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. The courtroom admission not only implicated Trump in a crime, it also exposed months of denials by Trump and his aides as lies.
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