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The role of deception in every-day life

Professor Raj Persaud
Visiting Gresham Progessor for the Public Understanding of Psychiatry

One estimate from accountancy organisations in the USA is that firms there lose $600 billion dollars a year in fraud. Fraud is perpetrated in over 80% of occasions by colleagues at work who are well known but often the least suspected of deception. The average fraud goes on for 8 months before it is discovered. The usual response of the fraudster on being caught is "What took you so long?" This lecture examines why deception is often so hard to spot, with some advice on how better to detect deception amongst loved ones as well as at work.


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Date and Time:

7 December 2005 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Gresham College
Barnard's Inn Hall
+44 20 78 31 05 75

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