Dr. Kang Lee
University of Toronto

How children learn to tell lies

Lying is a common human behavior. In this talk, I will draw from the research over the last two decades by my international team. I will present evidence about at which children begin to lie, how children lie, why children lie, what factors do and do not contribute to the emergence and development of lying, whether children lie poorly such that we can detect their lies easily, and methods for promoting honesty in children. I will also discuss our team’s recent work on the neural correlates of lying and how recent development in affective artificial intelligence can help us study and detect children’s (and adults’) lies.