Most Americans lie one to two times daily according to an article in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Yet, we are “truth biased” to believe that the majority of messages we interact with are honest versus dishonest. This chips away at our lie-detecting skills and in a field (or an entire era?) fraught with transparency issues, it can be incredibly detrimental.
This discussion piece is recommended reading for anyone responsible for research integrity professional development and systems at their institution. It’s time to unpack white lies and be more alert to the damage they cause. We have included a slew of related items.
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