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Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!: The Psychology of Deceit Paperback – June 1, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0880489973 ISBN-10: 0880489979 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 347 pages
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing; 1 edition (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880489979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880489973
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #723,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Dr. Ford integrates his vast material to produce a coherent view on the intrapsychic functions of deceit, especially the regulation of self-esteem, and to delineate the complex interrelation of lying and self-deception. He has succeeded in a wonderful task: writing a book that provides fascinating and practical insights for the psychiatrist, as well as a scholarly work that will appeal to any intelligent reader interested in the subject."-- "Washington Psychiatry"

About the Author

Charles V. Ford, M.D., is Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, at the School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author or co-author of five books and approximately 100 published papers and invited chapters that focus primarily on issues of illness behavior, psychotherapy, the interface between medicine and psychiatry, and disease simulation. His scientific interest in deception began as a result of his contact with psychiatric and medical patients diagnosed as compulsive liars. Through his work he learned what little scientific information there was on the subject.

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67 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Geoff L Williams on December 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
A certain dry humour makes the book very readable. The description of social pressures in learning to lie, and animal world comparisons, are a useful perspective. The central theme - the danger of lying to oneself, or self deception - is of great importance in working in any large organisation. I would prescribe it as essential reading for managers and directors of most modern organisations Many readers may lack the objectivity to appreciate and believe the reports contained in the book, though they are well researched and well documented. I hope the next edition may spend more time in coping with lies. There are 13 pages in this book on therapeutic approaches toward the deceitful person. The comments on "groupthink", which involves bias of group behaviour, could also be expanded in future editions, with comments on the efficacy of countermeasures.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Leahy on October 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is primarily about pathological liars. It explicitly does not address issues of right and wrong with respect to lying. It is well written and the case studies presented in an interesting manner. Among the notable items presented are studies that indicate that police officers cannot distinguish liars from the honest any better than anyone else and that the rest of us don't generally do much better than chance at it. For a book that does address the moral questions of lying, and as a complement to this book, read Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By chungking on February 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
Disappointing. The cover and the provocative title suggest a general-purpose work, perhaps in the style of Oliver Sacks or Atul Gawande, but in fact, it is (as one of the cover blurbs puts it), a "scholarly work" - wooden, academic, and snore-inducing prose.

Is the information good and useful? Maybe. Will you enjoy reading this book if you don't have a professional interest in lying and liars? Not a chance.

What a shame. This had such potential to be a great book on a fascinating topic.
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32 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 12, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Straightforward. Well written and referenced. A very well laid out book with excellent references for further study on the subject. I gained a great appreciation for the psychological causes of lying. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jean on December 30, 2012
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This book is wriiten by an MD. Instead of writing about fighting fraud by himself, the author uses more statistics and medical theory to help readers understand why and how people lie, and more importantly, how to work with common lies. I have used some of the skills in this book, and it works.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. fletcher on March 4, 2013
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All lies! Except for what you read in this book, unless the author lied, and then what can you believe??? I liked reading it.
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