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.
Dr. Dorothy Rowe (born December 1930) is an Australian psychologist and author, whose area of interest is depression. Dr. Rowe currently resides in the United Kingdom.
Rowe came to England in her forties, working at Sheffield University and was the head of Lincolnshire Department of Clinical Psychology. In addition to her published works on depression, she is a regular columnist in the UK.
"Every lie we tell, no matter how small and unimportant, is a defense of our sense of being a person," writes Dr. Dorothy Rowe. Here, she describes the danger of the natural human tendency to act against our own inner truths in an effort to please those around us.