The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

How We Lie to Everyone--especially Ourselves

Book - 2013
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Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational, examines the contradictory forces that drive us to cheat and keep us honest, in this groundbreaking look at the way we behave: The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty.

From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leaders' extra-marital affairs to the Ponzi schemes undermining our economy, cheating and dishonesty are ubiquitous parts of our national news cycle--and inescapable parts of the human condition.

Drawing on original experiments and research, in the vein of Freakonomics, The Tipping Point, and Survival of the Sickest, Ariely reveals--honestly--what motivates these irrational, but entirely human, behaviors.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2013, c2012
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780062183590
Branch Call Number: ANF 177.3 ARI
ANF 177.3 ARI
Characteristics: xiii, 313 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm

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pinkysalmon22
Jul 28, 2012

From the chapter "Why Wearing Fakes Makes Us Cheat More":

"Did the presumed fakeness of the product make the women cheat more than they naturally would? Or did the genuine Chloe label make them behave mroe honestly than they would otherwise? In other words, which was more powerful: the negative self-signaling in the fake condition or the positive self-signaling in the authentic condition?"

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