ERIC Number: ED219820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Deceive It or Not: Deception in Interpersonal Communication.
Stevenson, Sheryl L.
To obtain a comprehensive understanding of the nature of deception and how it functions in interpersonal relationships, this paper explores deception as a valid and essential part of human interaction processes. The paper includes an in-depth review of social science literature on deception, specifically, R. E. Turner, C. Edgley, and G. Olmstead's Information Control Model and M. R. Parks's five deception contribution areas. Additionally, a look at deception as it functions in interpersonal relationships is included in an analysis of Henrik Ibsen's "The Wild Duck," which serves as a representation of the phenomenon of deception as it functions in parent/child, husband/wife, professional/patient, and friend/friend relationships. The paper argues that the use of Ibsen's fictional capsule of human experience provides a fresh, objective vantage point for an examination of deception as it functions within the family system. (HTH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Deception; Ibsen (Henrik)
Note: M.S. Thesis, Boise State University.