Pathological Lying: Theory, Research, and Practice (Paperback)
This book analyzes the science behind pathological lying and offers important lessons for research and clinical practice. Curtis and Hart expertly synthesize and unify historical and contemporary writings and research on pathological lying, into a functional and cohesive resource for researchers and clinicians. By offering a succinct, theory-driven, and empirically corroborated account of this disorder, the authors aim to provide clinicians with the tools they need to more accurately identify and effectively treat patients. For a hundred years, research on pathological lying has been fragmented and diffuse; as a result, the disorder has been called by different names and characterized in innumerable ways, with no formal definition or diagnosis. Recently, there has been a re-emergence of research examining pathological lying, which has helped establish research markers, categorical distinctions, assessment profiles, and clinical parameters.
Drew A. Curtis, PhD is a Texas licensed psychologist, Rodgers Distinguished Faculty, and the Director of the Psy.D. and M.S. Counseling Psychology programs at Angelo State University (ASU). His research has specifically focused on pathological lying and deception: in the context of therapy, within healthcare professions, intimate relationships, and parental relationships. He has published an abnormal psychology textbook, a book about psychopathology, several papers on deception, and received various research grants and awards for his research. He is also co-author for another book with Dr. Hart, titled Big Liars: What Psychological Science Tells Us About Lying, and How You Can Avoid Being Duped. Follow Dr.Curtis @Dr_CurtisPhD. Christian L. Hart, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychological Science graduate program at Texas Woman's University. He holds an MS and PhD in Experimental Psychology and has been a professor for almost 20 years. He teaches courses in deception and forensic psychology and conducts research primarily on lying and deception. He is also the former President and current Executive Director of the Southwestern Psychological Association. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Hart held the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U. S. Navy, where he served as an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist and taught at the Navy Test Pilot School. He is a coauthor of the forthcoming book, Big Liars: What Psychological Science Tells Us About Lying, and How You Can Avoid Being Duped.