"The dog ate my homework!" Or "I wrote my doctoral thesis myself!"
In keeping with the spectacular incident surrounding the former German Minister of Education Schavan and her withdrawal of her doctorate was published in an interesting editorial some time ago "The Miami Herald" under the title "The Culture of Lying".
Here the author takes the view that in the Domain of lying even the greatest benefit to be expected is the taking of those associated with lying Do not justify risks can.
He refers to it University studies:
Researchers at the Zhejiana Normal University in China and at the Northwestern University, Illinois, have found that “Lying to liars is becoming easier with increasing training”. When these people get involved in the practice of deception step by step, untruths become easier for them all the time "Go over the tongue", on the other hand, it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to distinguish truth from falsehood.
We can guess the whole thing self-reinforcing neuronal process in the brain of the data subjects. However, that would be one neural mechanism no consolation for the person affected by the deception - on the contrary:
As can be seen from the example of the Minister of Education, the practice of deception takes on a dynamic that captivates those affected in such a way that they can no longer get to the bottom of the facts themselves. Despite obvious evidence of deception, instead, the dishonesters of dishonesty appear to be the real ones "Fraudsters" and "Counterfeiters". These are accused "incorrect" and act against them with hidden evil motives.
Such people need help to be given the opportunity to re-strengthen their sense of reality. Let's follow the developments and hope that Ms Schavan will be helped someday!