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Curtis Lab

The Curtis Lab was established in 2013 at Angelo State University and is supervised by Dr. Drew Curtis. The lab broadly researches clinical science and various aspects of deception. Specifically, the lab has focused on three main areas: pathological lying, deception within psychotherapy and health care professions, and psychomythology of psychopathology.

Research

  • Pathological Lying (Pseudologia Phantastica)
  • Deception in Therapy
  • Therapist Deception
  • Training Therapist in Deception
  • Beliefs and Attitudes toward Deception
  • Deception within Healthcare Professions
  • Psychomythology of Psychopathology and Myths in Abnormal Psychology

Dr. Drew A. Curtis

Dr. Drew CurtisDr. Drew Curtis is a Texas Licensed Psychologist, an Associate Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Counseling Psychology Master’s Program at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX. 

Dr. Curtis is the author of the textbook, Abnormal Psychology: Myths of “Crazy”, and book, Foundations of Abnormality: Myths, Misconceptions, and Movies. He has worked on established theory and research for understanding pathological lying as a diagnostic entity. He has also published and presented numerous research findings over pathological lying, deception (psychotherapy, nursing, physical therapy, relationships, parenting, law, forensics), and psychomythology of psychopathology.


Curtis Lab: Areas of Research and Student Researchers


Scales and Measures

Lying in Everyday Situations (LiES) scale 
(Available here)

The authors make this scale freely available for research purposes. Originally published in:
Hart, C. L., Jones, J. M., Terrizzi, Jr., J. A., & Curtis, D. A. (2019). Development of the lying in everyday situations (LiES) scale. American Journal of Psychology,132(3), 343–352.


Recent Projects and Publications:

Hart, C. L., Jones, J. M., Terrizzi, Jr., J. A., & Curtis, D. A. (2019). Development of the lying in everyday situations (LiES) scale. American Journal of Psychology,132(3), 343–352.

Curtis, D. A., & Kelley, L. J. (2019): Ethics of psychotherapist deception. Ethics & Behavior. DOI:10.1080/10508422.2019.1674654

Chelsea R. Dickens & Drew A. Curtis (2019): Lies within the Law: Therapist’
Beliefs and Attitudes about Deception, Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice,
DOI: 10.1080/24732850.2019.1666604

Curtis D.A., Hart CL. (2019). Deception in psychotherapy: Frequency, typology and relationship. Couns Psychother Res. 2019;00:1–10. https ://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12263

Curtis, D. A. (2019, April). Pseudologia Phantastica-Pathological Lying: A theory. Professional representative symposium presented at the 65th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Albuqueque, NM.


Presidential Lies
Panel Discussion of Deception and the Presidential Election

 
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