The weightless hat: Is self-deception optimal?

Elias L. Khalil

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There are problems with the thesis of von Hippel & Trivers (VH&T): (1) It entails that self-deception arises from interpersonal deception which may not be true; (2) it entails that self-deception is optimal which is not necessarily so; and (3) it entails that interpersonal deception is optimum which may not be true.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-31
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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