Study: Lying by an adult affects a child's honesty -

Merely suspected? Not I.

A study involving 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds who had been lied to were more likely to cheat and more likely to lie about having done so, U.S. researchers say.

"As far as we know, this is the first experiment confirming what we might have suspected: Lying by an adult affects a child's honesty," Leslie Carver, an associate professor of psychology and human development at the University of California, San Diego Division of Social Sciences, said in a statement.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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