lying

The truth about lying? Children’s perceptions get more nuanced with age

Published: 5Oct2016

Parents don’t like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn’t black and white....

How can I tell if they're lying?

Published: 26Nov2015

​Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders – new video inventory developed at McGill may help

ECP's Dr. Talwar tells PBS "why kids lie, and what to do about it"

Published: 18Nov2015

Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently asked "why kids lie, and what to do about it" by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. The interview was published...

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Published: 8Dec2014

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the...