Lying in Everyday Life Study

University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

Everybody tells lies. However, people tell lies at different frequencies and in different situations. We are interested in understanding how often adults and children lie in their daily lives and in what social contexts/environments they lie in. In the current study, we ask adults to rate how often they tell different types of lies (e.g., lies for antisocial or prosocial purposes) in different social contexts (e.g., lying to family or to strangers). For example, we ask adults to indicate how often they have told a lie to protect someone else’s feelings from being hurt.

Your Impact

Dr. Kang Lee, Professor at the University of Toronto, and members of his Development Lab are currently conducting a study examining how often adults tell lies in their everyday life. We, the members of Dr. Kang Lee’s Development Lab, are writing to ask you to participate in this study. We would really appreciate your help.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

Study Tasks

Filling out a questionnaire


University of Toronto's Research Ethics Board



Activity and Time


Polls and Surveys

Weekdays, Weekends

20 minute(s) - 45 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)

Due to Covid-19, this survey can be taken online. (In-person sessions not required.)



Gift Card

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Feb 29, 2020