Children’s Deception Skills and Social Competence

  • Robert S. Feldman
  • Pierre Philippot


An observer of U.S. history over the last few decades might well be forgiven for concluding that lying and deception are an everyday part of official Washington. Indeed, both the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals provide notable examples that bald-faced lying is not all that exceptional, even at the highest levels of government. Not only do governmental leaders lie to one another and to those whom they serve, but they raise moral justifications after being caught in the act.


Facial Expression Social Competence Nonverbal Behavior Display Rule Nonverbal Expression 
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  • Robert S. Feldman
  • Pierre Philippot

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