Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Communication (MA)
Second Committee Member
Deception, Parents, Partner, Romantic
Deception plays an important role in every type of relationship, particularly for the two most intimate relationships: parent-child and romantic. People usually learn behaviors and communication strategies from their parents and enforce or adjust them in other types of relationships based on various personal as well as social influences. The purpose of this study is to examine the strategies and motives young adults use with their parents and romantic partners when they convey deceptive messages, and explore how people apply patterns of deception from their parent-child relationships to their romantic relationships. In this study, two aspects of deceptive behavior are examined: the use of different types of deception and the different deceptive motives for using each type of deceptive strategy. Participants were assigned to complete a survey after reading a series of scenarios.
Fan, X. (2018). Deception from Parents to Romantic Partners. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/2853