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What is an example of a prosocial lie?

What is an example of a prosocial lie?

Prosocial lying is a common feature of everyday communication. For example, an employee may tell a colleague that they delivered an excellent presentation when they did not, or thank a gift giver for a gift they would have rather not received.

What are the 4 types of lie?

There are four types of lie that can be characterized by naming them with four colors: Gray, White, Black and Red….Four lies.

Black lie Gray lie
Red lie White lie

What is an altruistic lie?

Altruistic lies that are made with the intention of benefiting others are a specific type of lies and very common in real life. While it has been shown that altruistic goals influence (dis)honest behaviors, the neural substrates of this effect is still unknown.

What is the difference between a prosocial and an antisocial lie?

Parents often reprimand their children for telling antisocial lies while prosocial lies are often viewed as socially acceptable (Wilson et al., 2003).

Why are prosocial lies good?

Specifically, prosocial lies increase the willingness to pass money in the trust game, a behavioral measure of benevolence-based trust. In Studies 1a and 1b, we find that altruistic lies increase trust when deception is directly experienced and when it is merely observed.

What is prosocial deception?

We define prosocial deception as a type of deception. Prosocial lies involve the transmission of information that misleads and benefits a target (Levine & Schweitzer, 2014).

What are the 5 types of lies?

Interview and Interrogation Training: The Five Types of Lies

  • Lies of Denial. This type of lie will involve an untruthful person (or a truthful person) simply saying that they were not involved.
  • Lies of Omission.
  • Lies of Fabrication.
  • Lies of Minimization.
  • Lies of Exaggeration.

What are the 3 types of lies?

The three most commonly referred to are lies of commission, lies of omission, and lies of influence, aka character lies. The reading below neatly summarizes these and provides some examples.

Are white lies altruistic?

Abstract. Although some lies can damage relationships, we hypothesized that altruistic white lies (i.e., lies of minimal importance told to protect another) may benefit romantic relationships by buffering individuals against the potentially damaging effects of hurtful, albeit relatively minor, information.

What are self serving lies?

Self-serving lies are the ones people tell to make themselves look better or to spare themselves from embarrassment or punishment or blame or from getting their feelings hurt. You know the kind — you claim to have performed better than you really did or you deny that you did something bad or embarrassing.

What is an anti social lie?

Antisocial lying is lying with the intention of purposefully hurting another person.

What’s a benevolent lie?

According to Hill benevolent lies are “intended to benefit the person deceived, for no ulterior motives, and they actually succeed in giving comfort without causing main” (Thomas E. Hill). Many argue that benevolent lies are no different from a malicious lie because telling a lie is morally wrong.