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Lying to Get Ahead at Work

Nicholas DiFonzo, a psychology professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and author of “The Watercooler Effect,” which looks at why people spread rumors in the workplace, said that such actions are “obviously self-enhancing.” “You don’t need to be a Ph.D. in psychology to see that this will get you some points, socially or professionally,” DiFonzo […]

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