PSY168 Truth and Lie in Communication

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2003
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Zbyněk Vybíral, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Zbyněk Vybíral, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Zbyněk Vybíral, Ph.D.
each odd Wednesday 10:00–13:30 G31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Aim: To lead toward systematically exploration theme "truth" and "lie" from psychological view of point. To lead toward critical thinking and carefulness in the field of interpretations.
1. "Psychology of lie". Sub-theme, its limits and links. Links toward social, cognitive and cultural psychology, psychology of personality, clinical and counselling psychology, connections between philosophy and psychology.
2. Lie as a problem. How to know who lies and who is talking true. Unconsciousness, and lies. Consciousness, and lie. Hierarchy of lies. Successful lie.
3. Causality of lies. Anxiety and lies, lies for benefit, habituation to lying, manipulative lying
4. Lying and role playing. Lying in role. Self-concept and lying
5. Topography of lying. Lies between men and women, be untrue, lies in sexuality, lies in organisations, lies in marketing, in business, in politic.
6. Forms of lying. Sophisticated lies
7. Detection possibilities
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005.
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