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by Robert Henley Woody, Sr.
by Robert Henley Woody, Sr.

Confronting Dishonesty and Lying

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2021  68pp paperback   ISBN: 9781568872254

This book offers information about what constitutes dishonesty or lying and why it occurs. Based on the author’s professional experiences as an attorney and a psychologist, he explains reasons why lying is a human frailty and offers guidance on how a person can detect lies, nip them in the bud, and maintain personal defenses against being treated in a harmful manner. The book is wrapped up with comments about how the control and elimination of influence from dishonest people enhances self-fulfillment, and how this will lead to personal health, happiness, and positive social relationships.

Table of Contents

Part I: Causes of Dishonesty and Lying

Chapter 1: Hostile Aggression Leads to Dishonesty and Lying
Chapter 2: Vigilance for Risks of Lying
Chapter 3: Reasons for Lying
Chapter 4: Deception: False Pretenses
Chapter 5: Theoretical Considerations of Lying
Chapter 6: Psychopathy: Antisocial Personality Disorder
Chapter 7: Mass and Social Media
Chapter 8: Sexual Aggression Leading to Lying

Part II: Strategies for Reducing Lying

Chapter 9: Lessening Hostile Aggression
Chapter 10: Interventions for Frustration
Chapter 11: Situational Factors in Lying
Chapter 12: Validating the Veracity and Falsity of Information
Chapter 13: Self-Affirmation for Constructive and Healthy Living
Chapter 14: Benefits of Honesty for Self-Fulfillment

CE Program
A supplemental 3-credit, 28 question continuing education program is available for this book.  To order the complete program (this book and CE test module, or test module alone if you already have access to this book), go to: Confronting Dishonesty and Lying - CE Program (3 Credits)

About the Author
Robert Henley Woody, Sr., is an emeritus Professor of Psychology (and former Dean for Graduate Studies and Research) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (1975-Present). He is now at attorney in private practice (1981-Present). Before coming to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he held professorships at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Maryland, the Ohio University, and the Grand Valley State University. Previously, he was a public school teacher, school psychologist, and director of special education. Dr. Woody received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Michigan State University College of Education, a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Creighton University School of Law. He was a postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology at the University of London Institute of Psychiatry and earned the two-year Certificate in Group Psychotherapy from the Washington School of Psychiatry. Also, he graduated from the Basic Police Academy at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Center (Tallahassee). Dr. Woody is a Licensed Psychologist in Michigan, and admitted to the Florida, Michigan, and Nebraska Bars. The American Board of Professional Psychology has named him a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, and the American Board of Assessment Psychology has deemed him to be a Diplomate in Assessment Psychology. The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) have accorded him the status of Fellow, and with the American Association of Sexuality Education, Counseling, and Therapy (AASECT), he is a Certified Sex Therapist Emeritus. Dr. Woody has authored/edited 39 books and several hundred articles for professional sources.

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