Jeff Hancock

The future of lying

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Who hasn’t sent a text message saying “I’m on my way” when it wasn’t true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn’t believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.

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Jeff Hancock · Psychologist

Jeff Hancock studies how we interact by email, text message and social media blips, seeking to understand how technology mediates communication.

Jeff Hancock studies how we interact by email, text message and social media blips, seeking to understand how technology mediates communication.