DECEPTION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. Distortion of facts. 2. Animal behaviour. Where false information is provided to others so the individual has more resources for itself. DECEPTION: "Some animals use deception in order to have more food for themselves." Related Psychology Terms REFERENTIAL SIGNAL FALSE MEMORY DILUTION EFFECT ALLIANCE LIFE LIE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR LOCAL ENHANCEMENT SOLICITATION BEHAVIOR SENTINEL BEHAVIOR FALSE DETECTION Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DECEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deception/ (accessed March 22, 2018).