Love, Lies and Exaggeration - Interactive

Love, Lies and Exaggeration - Interactive

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 11, 2020

Eve Ash talks with Dr Elizabeth Loftus (University of California) about the conditions that lead people to lie.

People sometimes lie for a reason and will exaggerate to enhance their prestige in the eyes of others. People having secret affairs tell lies; this was the situation for Eve Ash’s mother who lied for years about Eve’s biological father. Eve’s subsequent investigation revealed her real father, and how he was built into her story, although her mother never admitted the truth. Discovering her personal story has led Eve to forgive her mother’s deception.

Key Learning Points

  • People often lie for a reason
  • Sometimes these are white lies or because they are embarrassed
  • People exaggerate to make themselves look better
  • Some people conceal a situation’s truth for the rest of their lives
  • Living with a lie might not be stressful

This interactive course is designed to help people learn more about human behavior and why people lie. It also provides an interesting exploration of wrongful convictions, false confessions, misidentification by witnesses and polygraphs.

This interactive course is one of the Insights and Strategies Series, featuring psychologist Eve Ash interviewing a range of experts and business leaders who share their experiences and practical strategies for achieving best practice.