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The Psychology of Lying [electronic resource]: Sissela Bok

Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Americans never know nowadays when they'll wake up to yet one more disclosure of deception in government; from the U2 affair to the war in Vietnam, from Watergate to Iran-Contra, and in a steady stream of daily information and misinformation, the bond of trust between the government and the governed seems frayed to the breaking point. Can a republic die from too many lies? The question has become critical for the future of democracy. As a philosopher, Sissela Bok grapples with hard truths-and with hard untruths, as well. In this program with Bill Moyers, Bok explores the psychology of lying, the consequences of deception, and the perils of keeping secrets.
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30 min.
6 & up
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 24, 2012.
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Sissela Bok
  • Introduction to Lying and Trust and Film Sponsorship (1:02)
  • Public Trust (3:42)
  • Government Dishonesty and Secrecy (2:57)
  • Oliver North: Deceiver Hero (2:44)
  • Lawlessness to Lawfulness (1:27)
  • Partisanship (2:39)
  • Peaceful Change (2:19)
  • Moral Principles (2:39)
  • Strategy for Peace (1:26)
  • Influence of the Individual (5:05)
  • Credits and Sponsorship: The Psychology of Lying: Sissela Bok (1:30)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], cuuuu.
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4941 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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