Lying in everyday life.

@article{Depaulo1996LyingIE,
  title={Lying in everyday life.},
  author={Bella M Depaulo and Deborah A. Kashy and Susan E. Kirkendol and Melissa M. Wyer and Jennifer A. Epstein},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={
          979-95
        }
}
In 2 diary studies of lying, 77 college students reported telling 2 lies a day, and 70 community members told 1. Participants told more self-centered lies than other-oriented lies, except in dyads involving only women, in which other-oriented lies were as common as self-centered ones. Participants told relatively more self-centered lies to men and relatively more other-oriented lies to women. Consistent with the view of lying as an everyday social interaction process, participants said that… 

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