Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3115: Deception

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic readings:


Michael Pettit,The Science of Deception: Psychology and Commerce in America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2013).

James Ball, Post-truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World (London: Biteback 2017). 

Harry Frankfurt On Bullshit (London: Princeton University Press 2005).

Brian Martin, The Deceptive Activist (Sparsnäs, Sweden: Irene Publishing, 2017).

Paul Ekman, Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage (New York: Norton, 1985/2009).

F. G. Bailey, The Prevalence of Deceit (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1991).

Dan Ariely, The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves (New York:HarperCollins, 2012)

J. A. Barnes, A Pack of Lies: Towards a Sociology of Lying (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994).

Dariusz GalasiÅ?ski, The Language of Deception: A Discourse Analytical Study (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage,2000).

Jon Latimer, Deception in War (London: John Murray, 2001).

Steven Poole, Unspeak™ (London: Little, Brown, 2006).

David Shulman, From Hire to Liar: The Role of Deception in the Workplace (Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 2007).

Aldert Vrij, Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities, 2nd edition (Chichester, West Sussex: JohnWiley & Sons, 2008).