Researchers have been studying for decades how many lies people tell every day. Thanks to various studies, they were able to define a average and determine if there are conditions that people are likely to have to lie others frequency.
At Unotv.com we present the results of the investigations carried out on the portal The Conversationincluding the average of everyday lies and if mints more depending on viewers and the media.
How many times do we lie a day?
Every person can tell between one or two lies a dayaccording to a special portal, based on a study conducted by psychologist Nice DePaulo in the mid 90s.
However, specialists from The Conversation need that”averages do not describe individuals”. This research focuses on members of the University of Virginia, USA; THE the students lied twice one day, the rest of the community lied once.
Despite the limitations of the research, other studies such as the one conducted in 2010 through Michigan State Universityreported by participants 1,646 lies in total.
Likewise, of the one thousand American participants who took part in the study, 59.9% He admits that he has not told a single lie in recent years. 24 hours. “If liars can be trusted to tell the truth truth about lies This is another question,” the web portal acknowledged.
Do circumstances lead us to lie more?
Experts believe that the HALF where they are said FALSE influenced the frequency from the same. However, “the medium doesn’t matter,” they say. They both lie personally that for in the distance.
A 2014 study, conducted by Northwestern UniversityUSA, found that when participants were asked to look at their 30 text messages most recently, 23% said none misleading messages. For the rest of the group, the majority said that the 10% or less in his texts entered FALSE.
Based on recent research conducted by David Markowitz from University of Oregon, EUthe specialists define that the differences in the frequency that they say FALSE They don’t differ much by personal contact and through MESSAGES.
“Maybe know that COMMUNICATIONS left a record raised concerns about detection and makes lying less attractive. Many lies happen in the heat of the moment, so it makes sense that if there is a delay in communication, such as email”The lies will diminish,” he said. The Conversation.
Does the number of lies we tell depend on the listener?
Nice DePaulo discovered in the 90s that people tend to say “everyday lies”, more often with strangers than with family or friends. In their study, the participants they lied less than once in each 10 interactions social with spouses and children.
- Las FALSE These include: “I told her her muffins were the best ever” and “I exaggerate my regret for being late.”
However, when it comes to serious lies about things like activities or damage, the pattern has changed. she 53% in serious lies went to close companions of community participants in the study, and the proportion jumped to 72.7% between student volunteers.
There is no definite conclusion yet
So far, studies have shown that lying tends to be rare, “except in the case of a small group of always liars”. However, the results are not yet available conclusive on definitive.
The Conversation acknowledged that these are initial findings, although promising. Further replication and cross-cultural studies are needed. In addition to considering other variables such as ageHE genderTHE religion and political affiliation.