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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (7): 997-1008.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00997

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The influence of self-control on deception

Fan Wei1,2; Zhong Yiping1; Fu Xiaolan2   

  1. (1 Cognition and Human Behavior Key Laboratory of Hunan Province, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, China) (2 State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101 China)
  • Received:2015-08-21 Online:2016-07-15 Published:2016-07-15
  • Contact: Fu Xiaolan, E-mail:


Self-control is the important motivation clue in the trick recognition. However, self-control plays the motivation clue role the in the deceit recognition and plays the supervision mechanism role in implementing deceits, the cognition mechanism and the neural basis remains unclear yet. The influences of the self-control ability and self-control resources on the deceits are different, but the neural basis of the impacts hasn't been solved yet. It is necessary to adopt multiple technique methods and experimental tasks such as the behavioral study, the event-related potential (ERP) and the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In order to investigate recognizing the others’ self-control ability in deception or recognizing the self-control resources plays major role And investigating the self-control ability or the self-control resources play the major role in the deceits. And the impact of self-control resources on deceits is agree with the energy depletion view or energy saving view.

Key words: self-control, deception, social cognition, neural substrates