The Truth About Lying: Teaching Honesty to Children at Every Age and Stage


Author: Victoria Talwar


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Talwar is a renowned researcher of children's deception, and this book will enhance her reputation among scholars and, what's more important, explain the nuances of lying to a lay audience. It is chock full of evidence-based insights for parents and children. There is nothing quite like it, and both parents and students will benefit immensely from reading it.--Stephen J. Ceci, PhD, Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and Past President, Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science

Victoria Talwar is the leading authority on the development of lying and deception in children. I'm a huge fan of her work.
The Truth About Lying: Teaching Honesty to Children at Every Age and Stage is especially for parents, but I recommend it to anyone interested in the topic.--Timothy Levine, PhD, University of Alabama Birmingham, author of Duped: Truth-Default Theory and the Social Science of Lying and Deception

About the Author

Victoria Talwar, PhD, is Professor and Canada Research Chair (II) in Forensic Developmental Psychology at McGill University. She is a recognized leading expert on children's deception and has published numerous articles on children's honesty and lie-telling behaviors. She has given workshops to parents, teachers, social workers, and legal professionals. Among other distinctions, she has been awarded the Society for Research on Child Development Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Child Development Research award. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 7), a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada.

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