von Hippel, William (2015). Self-deception. In Zeigler-Hill, Virgil, Welling, Lisa L. M. and Shackelford, Todd K. (Ed.), Evolutionary perspectives on social psychology (pp. 149-158) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12697-5_12

Author von Hippel, William
Title of chapter Self-deception
Title of book Evolutionary perspectives on social psychology
Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-12697-5_12
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2015
Series Evolutionary psychology
ISBN 9783319126968
ISSN 2197-9898
Editor Zeigler-Hill, Virgil
Welling, Lisa L. M.
Shackelford, Todd K.
Chapter number 12
Start page 149
End page 158
Total pages 10
Total chapters 35
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter suggests that self-deception evolved to facilitate interpersonal deception by allowing people to avoid the cues of conscious deception that might reveal deceptive intent. Self-deception also eliminates the costly cognitive load that is typically associated with deceiving, and can minimize retribution if the deception is discovered. Beyond its role in specific acts of deception, self-deceptive self-enhancement also allows people to display more confidence than is warranted, which has a host of social advantages. Self-deception manifests itself in a number of different psychological processes, and this chapter reviews various types of self-deception. Finally, the chapter provides a brief review of recent research on self-deception and its role in deceiving others.
Keyword Self-deception
Motivated cognition
Evolutionary social psychology
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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