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 this week by PBS.org's Parenting division, where they offer Expert Tips and Advice.
Dr. Talwar and Professor Kang Lee, of the University of Toronto's Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, go on to describe three stages in children's lying. The article concludes with some "practical strategies for encouraging children to tell the truth."
The Talwar Research Team focuses on issues of child social-cognitive development. The Talwar team's research is informed by the disciplines of psychology, education and law to examine children’s behaviours that are pertinent to children’s adaptive development, child witness testimony and professionals who work with children. Please visit the Talwar Research Team website for more information about their work. Dr. Talwar is an Associate Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair. She supervises students in Educational and Counselling Psychology's Human Development and School/Applied Child Psychology programs.
Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore is a clinical psychologist and an internationally published author of books about children and parenting. An American independently owned non-profit organization, the Public Broadcast Service (PBS) describe themselves as the most-trusted national institution in the United States (1).
[Read "Little Liars: Why Kids Lie and What to Do About it," by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PBS.org, November 16, 2015