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Stephen Prince

If people generally do a poor job of recognizing liars, it is interesting that so many movies employ deceptive characters. Duplicity and prevarication are common plot devices whereby scheming characters maneuver to get their way. Such movies often rely on viewers’ abilities to recognize the deception at hand. Does this represent a disconnect between movies and life, with viewers tasked in one arena with a skill set that doesn’t seem to function well in the other?

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Dustin William Louie

to their captor’s demands ( Louie 2016 ). During the love bombing phase, predators, most often gang members, create a drug dependency in recruitment targets. In some cases, the girls are hooked using deception by being given cigarettes laced with

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Laurel Hart, Pamela Lamb, and Joshua Cader

burgeoning era of the internet in the 1990s, I have experienced its promises of knowledge and relational networks, as well as its perils of deception and unhindered access. My long-standing fascination with online communities and the realities they facilitate