Løgn og identitet

Josephine Søgaard Andersen, Mads Hansen, Sofie Nordentoft Nissen, Sara Møller Flint, Asbjørn William Ammitzbøll Flügge & Døgg Eyðunsdóttir Hoydal

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project aims to investigate a correlation between everyday lies in the social context and the identity of the liar. It explores the influence lying can have on the identity of the liar/sender of the lie and how one intentionally can use lying in the everyday life to conceal potential stigmatising information about oneself. The theorists employed on the subject of lying are the psychologist Paul Ekman and philosopher Sissela Bok. We have furthermore included psychologist Carsten René Jørgensen and sociologist Erving Goffman on the areas of identity and stigma respectively. The analysis is based on three made-up and stereotypical examples with the purpose of investigating different outcomes of different lies and their impact on the identity of the liar/sender with the conceptual framework from the theory adapted to the field of research. The study discusses the results from the analysis and proposes a possible connection between lying in everyday life and the identity of the liar/sender. The paper concludes that lies can be used to either maintain or develop the identity of the liar/sender. On the other hand, lying can make the liar/sender seem less trustworthy in the eyes of the receiver(s) and challenge the development of the identity of the liar/sender.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato10 jul. 2014
VejledereBjarne Jacobsen


  • Goffman
  • Stigma
  • patriarkalske løgne
  • Jørgensen
  • Individ
  • Ekman
  • hvide løgne
  • Konsekvens
  • Løgn
  • Roller
  • løgne
  • jeg-ideal
  • undskyldninger
  • Identitet
  • Bok
  • kerneidentitet