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The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication

  • Tony Docan-Morgan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. An Introduction and Overview of Deceptive Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthew S. McGlone, Mark L. Knapp
      Pages 3-28
    3. Pamela J. Kalbfleisch, Tony Docan-Morgan
      Pages 29-39
    4. Darrin J. Griffin, Christian Bender
      Pages 67-89
    5. Elaine E. Englehardt, Michael S. Pritchard
      Pages 91-106
    6. Richard Reardon, Annette L. Folwell, Jode Keehr, Trevor Kauer
      Pages 107-125
  3. Deception Theories, Frameworks, and Approaches

  4. Detecting Deceptive Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Timothy R. Levine
      Pages 289-301
    3. R. Weylin Sternglanz, Wendy L. Morris, Marley Morrow, Joshua Braverman
      Pages 303-326

About this book


Deception and truth-telling weave through the fabric of nearly all human interactions and every communication context. The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication unravels the topic of lying and deception in human communication, offering an interdisciplinary and comprehensive examination of the field, presenting original research, and offering direction for future investigation and application. Highly prominent and emerging deception scholars from around the world investigate the myriad forms of deceptive behavior, cross-cultural perspectives on deceit, moral dimensions of deceptive communication, theoretical approaches to the study of deception, and strategies for detecting and deterring deceit. Truth-telling, lies, and the many grey areas in-between are explored in the contexts of identity formation, interpersonal relationships, groups and organizations, social and mass media, marketing, advertising, law enforcement interrogations, court, politics, and propaganda. This handbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, academics, researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in the pervasive nature of truth, deception, and ethics in the modern world. 


Social Psychology Psychology of Communication Interpersonal Relationships Nonverbal Communication Lying and Deception in Human Interaction Human Interaction Interpersonal Communication Psycholinguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Tony Docan-Morgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communication StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin-La CrosseLa CrosseUSA

About the editors

Tony Docan-Morgan is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA. His teaching and research span the topics of public communication, interpersonal relationships, and ethics and deception. 

Bibliographic information


“Docan-Morgan and contributors offer a fresh look at the study of truth and deception across fields and settings, with something for classrooms in criminal justice to public relations practitioners.” (Nancy Van Leuven, Assistant Professor in Media, Communications and Journalism, California State University, USA)

“The chapters provide important insight into a variety of contexts, including politics, healthcare, and personal’s a great contribution to the field.” (Virginia McDermott, Professor of Communication, High Point University, USA)

“As a handbook, its currency, comprehensiveness, and interdisciplinarity are of the highest caliber.” (Leah Bryant, Associate Professor of Communication, DePaul University, USA)