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Deception with technology


This chapter proposes that there are several key factors that need to be considered to understand deception in the networked age, including biases and heuristics unique to deception, the transformation of the interaction space. The cues heuristic, though a powerful and intuitive one, is based on faulty assumptions and clouds the judgments about how deception interacts with technology. In the Transformation of the Interaction Space, the chapter examines a more fruitful approach to deception and technology that takes a more holistic look at deception and communication technology. It also examines the warranted self-presentation perspective in a number of online contexts and shows that many of the same deception principles apply in online contexts, but there are some unexpected changes in how lies are implemented to accomplish self-presentation goals in online settings. The self-presentational goal of appearing attractive is particularly salient in the context of online dating.

J.T. Hancock
J. Guillory
The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology, 270-289
Publication Date
January 1, 2015