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Atlanta Instructor Discusses Why People Lie on “Phil Hullett and Friends”

Argosy University, Atlanta’s Dr. Melinda Paige was recently interview live on Phil Hullett and Friends to discuss the topic of why people lie. Dr. Paige is an assistant professor in the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University, Atlanta. In the interview, Dr. Paige explains how lying is tied to stress, safety and survival. “It’s survival of the species,” said Paige. “We still have the same brains we had when we were Neanderthals, only we are in a higher complex society but we still form hierarchies and still perform in order to get our basic needs met.

Listen to the interview here: The interview begins at 22:45.

Dr. Paige is a licensed professional counselor, certified professional counselor supervisor, and national certified counselor, serving as a trauma counselor for the last eighteen years. Dr. Paige's research interests include trauma therapist development and trauma mental health competency.

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