Title

Ideology

Publication Type

Encyclopaedia

Publication Date

1-2014

Abstract

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.

Discipline

Business and Corporate Communications | Communication

Publication

Encyclopedia of Deception

Editor

LEVINE, Timothy R.

First Page

496

Last Page

499

ISBN

9781452258775

Identifier

10.4135/9781483306902

Publisher

SAGE

City or Country

Thousand Oaks, CA

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483306902

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