Self-Presentation and Verbal Deception: Do Self-Presenters Lie More?

  title={Self-Presentation and Verbal Deception: Do Self-Presenters Lie More?},
  author={Robert Simion Feldman and James A. Forrest and Benjamin R. Happ},
  journal={Basic and Applied Social Psychology},
  pages={163 - 170}
This study examined the effects of self-presentation goals on the amount and type of verbal deception used by participants in same-gender and mixed-gender dyads. Participants were asked to engage in a conversation that was secretly videotaped. Self-presentational goal was manipulated, where one member of the dyad (the self-presenter) was told to either appear (a) likable, (b) competent, or (c) was told to simply get to know his or her partner (control condition). After the conversation, self… 

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