ERIC Number: EJ545048
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Concept of Lying in Adolescents and Young Adults: Testing Sweetser's Folkloristic Model.
Lee, Kang; Ross, Hollie J.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v43 n2 p255-70 Apr 1997
Tested E. E. Sweetser's (1987) model of lying, which emphasizes critical contribution of social factors to definitions of lie. Presented vignettes to 12-, 16-, and 19-year olds--half with prototypic lie-telling, half with truth-telling--and asked them to indicate degree of agreement that statement was a lie. Found that effects of age, help-harm condition, and setting were significant, supporting Sweetser's model. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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