Nine Most Common Lies People Tell And Why

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Saadia R. Chevel

Covering up for the dent that suddenly appeared in the car; sneaking out to a concert with friends under the pretence of a group study session or exaggerating about the number of celebrities you spotted during summer break in Los Angeles. Sounds familiar?

How Do Political Parties Take Defeat?

Seth Alexander Thevoz | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Politics
Seth Alexander Thevoz

Understandably, much attention tends to focus on election winners -- to the victors go the spoils. Studying the habits of those in government seems endlessly more fascinating, revealing, and rewarding; and on a psychological level, everybody likes a winner and nobody likes a loser.

Lying in Plain Sight

David Deady | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
David Deady

Where do we stand on telling children why Adam and Steve are holding hands? Is there an appropriate age that something like this should be discussed or is it better for the child to discover of their own accord?

Dogs Can Tell When You're Lying To Them

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs may be man's best friend, but only when we're telling them the truth. According to new research, our canine pals can tell when a person is lyi...

The Whole Truth About Lying

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

It's the darkest week of the year, nearly Christmas. Stories of Santa Claus and elves abound... but my kids know they're not real. I've never lied about this.

Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies Number One - It's OK If We're Only Lying to Ourselves Right?

Leanne Davis | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

We don't intend to drink two bottles of wine when we specifically said we were only going to have one glass. That I would call weak-willed. Falling into the world-wide-web I would label as procrastination. And when we say we have learned our lesson and will never date someone 'like that' again, we genuinely mean it.

Think You Know How To Spot A Liar?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How many times have you told a fib today? According to Robert Feldman, author of The Liar In Your Life: The Way To Truthful Relationships, it’s prob...

WATCH: Take This Quick Test To See If You're A Good Liar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lying - some people are great at it (Lance Armstrong practically made an Olympic sport of it) while others are miserably bad. Most people can unde...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Confess to Infidelity

Suzi Godson | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

With the shenanigans at the News Of The World dominating the dailies, one can't help wondering if, or when, people who are having an affair should confess their infidelity to the people they are actually married to. Here's my top ten tips on coming clean. Or not.

'As Human Beings We Lie All the Time': Chronicling the Great Hip Hop Hoax

Andy Markowitz | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andy Markowitz

When Jeanie Finlay first heard the story of Silibil n' Brains, she didn't believe it. Two guys from north-eastern Scotland who pretended to be American rappers, fooling one of Britain's most successful pop music managers and one of the world's biggest record labels?

Why I Lie to My Child

Cath Janes | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cath Janes

I've been lying through my teeth since the day my five year old daughter exploded into the delivery room. In fact my first lie was at exactly that moment, when she was plonked onto my heaving chest and I made a wild stab at looking like I knew what was going on. I've lied ever since.

What Does Lance Armstrong Reveal About the Psychology of Deception?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Raj Persaud

Machiavellianism is measured by personality tests and so called 'high Machs' - those who score high on Machiavellianism - are strategic long-term planners. Lance Armstrong has become famous for his apparently altruistic work with cancer charities - this echoes Jimmy Savile's extensive similar charitable pursuits.

Could Testosterone Make Men Lie Less?

PA | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

High levels of testosterone might make men more trustworthy, a study has found. The male hormone, which boosts libido and builds muscle, is often a...

Time For Some Olympic-Sized Lying

Richard Holt | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Sport
Richard Holt

Of all the wonderful Olympic moments, I can't decide which to claim that I witnessed first hand. I could go for something obvious, like Mo's 5000m or Jessica Ennis wrapped in the flag. But I am more minded to choose something less-anticipated - yet no less amazing - like Nicola Adams doing the Ali shuffle, or Gemma Gibbons mouthing words of love to her late mother.

Why Lying Can Lead To Sore Throats And Headaches

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Lying less can significantly improve your mental and physical health – and even stave off sore throats and headaches, a recent study has suggested. ...

Can You Tell A Liar From Their Eyes?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eyes don't reveal when a person is lying despite the common belief that no fibber can hide behind them, research has shown. For decades experts hav...

How to Tell Who is Lying to You - The Latest Psychological Research

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

In the face of what can seem like a 'tsunami of lies' on every horizon, we appear in dire need of the skill to spot who is actually telling the truth, to keep our heads above the rising tide.

Liar, Liar, Your CV's on Fire

Owen Roberts | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Owen Roberts

For seven years now I have been lying to those closest to me. I tell my children every day that you must always tell the truth yet as I sit at the dinner table with them I am engaged in an elaborate cover up. The time has come to own up to them; I DON'T LIKE BROCCOLI.

Putting ‘On A Front’ Perfectly Healthy, Say Psychologists - Plus How To Tell If Someone’s Lying

Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered what that fake smile you pop on as your boss walks by might be doing to your mental health? Well, according to psychologists, how authen...

Relationship Clichés Translated

Lizzie Cernik | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Cernik

No matter how gargantuan a woman's backside becomes, when she asks for an opinion on its size, you always tell her it's small. If it's abundantly clear her body mass index is teetering towards the 'morbidly obese/death by coronary' line, you might throw in adjectives like 'curvy' or 'cuddly'.

Study: Wealthy People Are Liars And Cheats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People from privileged, wealthy backgrounds are more likely to be dishonest and unethical than their poorer counterparts, a study has found. From ...