Joy Cardin - 120809C
Why do we lie to ourselves? Is self-deception a good thing? Joy Cardin's guest says that lying to yourself helps you to deceive others to your own advantage. He discusses why we lie to ourselves and how understanding our lies can help us.
Robert Trivers, professor of biology at Rutgers University. He joins us from Jamaica.
Do We Lie to Ourselves--Robert Trivers, Rutgers University
No testimony carries as much weight as someone who actually believes their own misbelief. Sociopaths don't even register on lie-detector tests, as they actually DO believe their own reality.
Further, there's been studies that discredit the validity of eyewitness testimony, for the same reason: people tend to reinforce their own eyewitness experience, or they are open to suggestions by others. 60 Minutes did a segment showing just how unreliable eyewitness testimony is:
Did not listen to the show, but sure there is some good stuff here- really sharp guy!! Hope to have a class with him at some point in the future. Thanks for posting, Blondie.
Is there any transcript???(I am deaf)
Here is a transcript from another interview: