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  Dr. Kang Lee's research has been featured in many different magazines, newspapers, and television shows, including

'Born to be Good', a documentary narrated by David Suzuki!

See below for a list of articles in the media.






TED Talk: Can you really tell if a kid is lying? - February, 2016

Politicians lie? Actually, we're all pretty good at it by age 5 - The Washington Post, April 28, 2016

Link between kids who are savvy liars and their future social success - CBC News, January 23, 2016

Do You Want Your Kids to Tell the Truth? - UofT Magazine, July 2014

Why You Shouldnt Read Pinocchio to Your Kids While Preaching Honesty  - Global News, June 19, 2014

George Washington Trumps Pinocchio When It Comes to Promoting Honesty in Kids - Pacific Standard, June 17, 2014

Why Some People Encounter the Jesus in Toast Phenomenon - Global News, May 6, 2014

This Computer Can Tell When People Are Faking Pain - WIRED, March 20, 2014

The Lie: An interview with Dr. Kang Lee - BBC World Service - The Why Factor, May 17, 2013

How to teach children to be honest: An interview with Dr. Kang Lee - The Honesty Experiment, May 6, 2013

The Toronto Star - January 24, 2013

Does your child lie? Examining what motivates kids to fib - CTV News, Canada AM, January 23, 2013

How disasters and trauma can affect children's empathy - Time Magazine online, January 22, 2013

Liar, liar, diapers on fire: Study shows kids lie as young as two - Canada.com, January 22, 2013

The littlest liars - Today's Parent Magazine, January 2013

Das Blaue vom Himmel - Ab wann k�nnen Kinder l�gen? - Daniel Rettig of Wirtschaftswoche (German BusinessWeek magazine), January 10, 2013

Babies: Born to be Good? - CBC's The Nature of Things narrated by David Suzuki

Why do kids lie? - TVO Parents, November 18, 2011

Doughnut boy caught in obvious lie - Mother & Baby, December 14, 2011

How should parents teach their kids not to lie? - CBC News, Metro Morning Toronto, November 1, 2011

Smacking children reduces emotional intelligence and worsens behaviour - Daily Telegraph, July 28, 2011

The Binky Fairy and Other Lies Parents Tell Kids - Time magazine, July 24, 2010

University of Toronto awarded $1.84M to advance facial recognition research - News @ UofT, June 15, 2010 

When being Pinocchio can make you a CEO - ABS/CBN News, May 18, 2010   

Child liars will become high-flyers - News.com.au, May 18, 2010 

Why lying is good for children - Toronto Star, May 17, 2010  

Toddlers who lie will do better - BBC News, May 17, 2010 

Trust me, telling fibs is a sure sign of success - Times Online, May 16, 2010   

Survival of the fibbest: why we lie so well - The Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2010

Lying children will grow up to be successful citizens - Daily Telegraph, May 16, 2010

Facial symmetry may be best beauty secret - EmpowHER, December 21, 2009

New 'Golden Ratios' for female facial beauty - Science Daily, December 16, 2009 

The plight of the Pinocchio parent - Globe and Mail, September 27, 2009

Parents' little white lies to kids not so innocent - CTV News, September 26, 2009

Lust at work - Toronto Star, February 12, 2008

Babies assist with psychology study - News@UofT, March 11, 2008