Anatomy of Deception: A Behavioral Contingency Analysis

Deception is analyzed in terms of its behavioral contingency components. The analysis focuses on types of deception that are prevalent in human affairs, including interpersonal relationships and economics, and categorizes diverse forms of deception according to whether their effect on the deceived is direct or indirect, based on misperception, non-perception or misprediction, intentional or unintentional, gradual, or sudden.

Also available at: Mechner, F. (2010). Anatomy of deception: A behavioral contingency analysis. Behavioral Processes, 84, 516-520.