Attributions of deception in dating situations
Telling ingratiating lies: Effects of target sex and target attractiveness on verbal and nonverbal deceptive success.
Perceptions of deception: Perceived expertise in detecting deception, successfulness of deception and nonverbal cues.
This short-term psychological benefit of self-deception, however, can come with longer-term costs: when predicting future performance, participants expect to perform equally well—a lack of awareness that persists even when these inflated expectations prove costly.
We show that although people expect to cheat, they do not foresee self-deception, and that factors that reinforce the benefits of cheating enhance self-deception.
The quest for conviction: Motivated cognition in romantic relationships.