Ideology can be defined as two interrelated concept at an individual and a social level. First, it represents a set of beliefs that an individual holds to maintain one's identity and goals, especially goals related to one's group membership. Second, ideology is a set of beliefs that a society reinforces to its members to maximize control over the status quo with minimal conflict. Lying and deception play a role here when an individual and/or a society attempts to uphold these sets of beliefs. The first concept is related to how an individual deceives oneself, whereas the latter is related to how a society deceives its members. Self-deception based on the first definition of ideology is exercised through cognitive control of individuals, both at the perceptual and conceptual levels of social judgments.
Business and Corporate Communications | Communication
Encyclopedia of Deception
LEVINE, Timothy R.
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Sungjong ROH and HANCOCK, Jeff.
Ideology. (2014). Encyclopedia of Deception. 496-499. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/4850