For more than 30 years, a steadily increasing number of scientific and popular publications dealing with lying and deception have arisen. Questions about the extent to which public officials are deceptive are standard fare in current magazines and newspapers. This conference aimed to present on a more precise conceptualization of this phenomenon, manifested in some well-known constructions like spin, hype, doublespeak, equivocation, and contextomy, known as quoting out of context.
Publication: The Interplay of Truth and Deception - June 24, 2009
Editors: Mark L. Knapp (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication and Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Knapp has published several scholarly articles in the area of lying and deception, and has directed several dissertations on the topic. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in lying and deception, and has written three books on human interaction, relationships, lying and deception.
Matthew S. McGlone (Ph.D., Princeton University) is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. He has published several scholarly articles on euphemism, doublespeak, and contextomy and taught courses on persuasion, propaganda, psychological warfare, cognition, deception, persuasion, and prejudice in interpersonal communication.