Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Rogers, R. 2010. Deception. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Deception is the broadest term used in psychological practice to refer to intentional distortion in self-presentations. Most often deception is discussed in the framework of court-ordered evaluations and adversarial contexts; however, even clients proactively seeking services can be less than completely forthcoming. Moreover, deceptions may occur (see Rogers, 2008) as a result of internal conditions (e.g., cognitive distortions of a sex offender), identity issues (e.g., stigmatization of mental disorders), or external motivations (e.g., impression management for job interviews).
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