appicons_programming
Description

Authors:

  • John Petrocelli, Wake Forest Univ.
Little is known about the antecedents and consequences of bullshitting. Social conditions under which bullshitting is likely to occur are identified. Social perceptions of bullshitting, relative to lying and communicating with a concern for evidence, are explored. Bullshitting can also enhance persuasion when arguments are weak, yet undermine persuasive attempts when arguments are strong.