A new study finds that people are more likely to lie when texting. Keep this in mind when your relatives text you that lame excuse about having to miss the family gathering this year.
Lying via text makes intuitive sense. It’s what researchers call “lean media,” which means it doesn’t effectively transfer the rich emotional cues that might alert someone to duplicitous behavior. You can’t stutter over text, or twist your hands nervously, or dart your eyes.
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