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Buller, D., & Burgoon, J. (2006). Interpersonal deception theory. In A First Look at Communication Theory(pp. 97-109). McGraw-Hill.

This theory looks at the role that deception plays on interpersonal between two or more people. Through a study on deception, Buller and Burgoon were able to determine that deception is most successful among those with excellent communication skills and when the people involved have already established a close relationship. This theory is important to this research because it demonstrates the role of deception in communication, which is a tool often used by predators in order to build the trust of their victims.