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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Studies and Experiments
  • Part I: The Social Science of Deception
  • Chapter 1. The Science of Deception
  • Chapter 2. Cues
  • Chapter 3. Deception Detection Accuracy
  • Chapter 4. Rivals
  • Chapter 5. Critiquing the Rivals
  • Part II: Truth-Default Theory
  • Chapter 6. Truth-Default Theory Summarized
  • Chapter 7. Defining Deception (Beyond BFLs and Conscious Intent)
  • Chapter 8. Information Manipulation (Beyond BFLs and Conscious Intent, Part 2)
  • Chapter 9. Prevalence
  • Chapter 10. Deception Motives
  • Chapter 11. Truth-Bias and Truth-Default
  • Chapter 12. The Veracity Effect and Truth-Lie Base-Rates
  • Chapter 13. Explaining Slightly-Better-than-Chance Accuracy
  • Chapter 14. Improving Accuracy
  • Chapter 15. The TDT Perspective
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

About the Author

Timothy R. Levine is distinguished professor and chair of the department of communication studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been studying deception for more than twenty-five years and has published his research in more than 140 articles in academic journals.


Tim Levine has given us an elegant and persuasive explanation of one of the oldest puzzles in psychology. Why are human beings so easily deceived? Duped has completely changed my understanding of liars and their lies." - Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and host of the podcast Revisionist History

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