The Danger of Lying to Ourselves
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Perth Writers Festival
Do you tell the occasional white lie? Well psychologist Dorothy Rowe believes you could be doing more harm than good.
At the 2011 Perth Writers Festival, Dorothy Rowe sits down with fellow psychologist Leah Giarratano to talk about why we lie. This conversation ranges from the everyday lies, to the lies global leaders tell that have devastating global impacts. Parents, religious institutions, Tony Blair, Muammar Gaddafi all go under Dorothy's microscope in this fascinating talk.
Dr Dorothy Rowe, born in 1930, is an Australian born clinical psychologist who lives in England. From 1972 until 1986 she was head of the North Lincolnshire Department of Clinical Psychology. She has written several books on psychology and mental health including Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison, and Why We Lie: The Source of Our Disasters was published in 2010.
Dr Leah Giarratano is a clinical psychologist and crime writer. Leah is an expert in psychological trauma, sex offenses and psychopathology. Her books include, Black Ice, Voodoo Doll and her Watch the World Burn.