Can YOU tell when your child is lying? Researchers find parents can only spot a fib 54% of the time
It is bad news for parents - adults are far worse at telling when a child is lying than thought, researchers have found.
In fact, you may as well guess, they concluded.
Researchers discovered on average adults were able to distinguish truth from lies 54 per cent of the time, making them only slightly more successful than chance.
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The major new study into children and lying builds on previous studies that have shown that children learn to lie from the age of two.
The University of California, Irvine, team analysed the results of 45 experiments into detecting deception... read more
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