Some Thoughts About Deception

Petress, Ken
December 2004
Journal of Instructional Psychology;Dec2004, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p334
Academic Journal
Deception is defined and explained as a value, not just as a behavior. This essay advocates truthfulness as a unit of instruction in the elementary and middle school grades, in secondary schools, as well as in college. Deception is shown to be ubiquitous in our culture and is defined as a corrosive cultural element in need of correcting. Deception is seen as a learned behavior and value; truthfulness in promoted over deception.


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