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Men lie more than women

men lie more often than women. This is confirmed by the comprehensive evaluation of a total of 565 studies on the topic of dishonesty. The results also show that the tendency to lie depends on its age.

a Total of lodges in the investigated experiments, 42 percent of men and 38 percent of women, report scientists at the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for research in education and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in the journal "Psychological Bulletin". The presumption that men have been confirmed more likely to lie than women, so that, even if the difference is only slight, with the MPI on Tuesday.

in Addition, lie Younger, therefore, more likely to than Older. While the probability that someone is lying, is a 20-Year-olds to about 47%, in the case of a 60-Year-olds, only 36 percent. In contrast, the researchers found, for example, no evidence that economic students are allegedly most frequently lies. For the meta-analysis of studies from psychology and Economics, were used in Sciences.

overview of the study creates a more precise image

The studies used very different experiments, such as, for example, a coin toss game. The participants toss a coin and give the Computer the result. If heads, you get the money, tails, you go blank.

Will made the attempt more often, and with many subjects, would have to be the ratio of head to number a total of 50 to 50. However, almost all studies that subjects call more often head as a number. Some of the subjects lie to get more money.

"Although there are numerous studies that examine who is lying when, and why, the results are ambiguous, sometimes even contradictory," said MPI researchers Philipp Gerlach. Through the overview study were able to hit at least some of the factors are more precise statements. (sep/AFP)

Created: 08.01.2019, 11:59 PM

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