When liars are considered honest

Stephan Lewandowsky, David Garcia, Almog Simchon, Fabio Carrella

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This article introduces a theoretical model of truth and honesty from a psychological perspective. We examine its application in political discourse and discuss empirical findings distinguishing between conceptions of honesty and their influence on public perception, misinformation dissemination, and the integrity of democracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-385
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2024


  • conceptions of honesty
  • integrity of democracy
  • misinformation
  • populism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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