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Title:The logic behind lies: A rational approach to deceptive message production
Author(s):McCornack, Steven Allen
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):O'Keefe, Barbara J.
Department / Program:Speech Communication
Discipline:Speech Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Speech Communication
Abstract:Although researchers of deception have become increasingly interested in the production of deceptive messages, no attempt has been made to provide a conceptual basis for addressing deceptive message design. The goal of the current project was to develop a theoretical basis for addressing deceptive message design. Drawing upon O'Keefe's theory of message design logics (1988), it was argued that individual design logic should influence both perceptions of situational relevance and the information that is disclosed within multiple-goal contexts. Two hypotheses and a research question were developed and tested in a sample of 295 subjects. Results suggest that design logic significantly influenced perceptions of situational relevance, amount of sensitive information that was disclosed, and the manner in which the sensitive information was disclosed within multiple-goal contexts. Implications of these findings for future research in deceptive message production are discussed.
Issue Date:1990
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 McCornack, Steven Allen
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9026266
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9026266

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