The Honest Truth About Dishonesty Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Harpercollins Publish Date: 2012/06/05 Synopsis: Explores the question of dishonesty from Washington to Wall Street, and the classroom to the workplace, to examine why cheating is so prevalent and what can be done to prevent it
Finding a unique narrative angle when a book by the de-facto creator of the behavioral psychology field - is recently published is not an easy task. However, Ariely picks up from where he left off in his previous works - and . This time the focus is on understanding behaviors related to (dis)honesty. While the framing that honesty is mostly a choice between benefit...
Dishonesty is not rational in the sense that you cannot control dishonesty by increasing the chances of getting caught or its penalties. Those remedies, which are the basis for much of our regulatory and enforcement policy do not control dishonesty. In the real world, according to this book, we all cheat a little, but not so much that it causes us to comprise our self-image or integrity. That is the principle finding of Dan Ariely's new book The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty. Overall this book represe..
Cheating is widespread, if we are to believe the media reports that bombard us daily. For example, perpetrators of multi-billion dollar Ponzi schemes leave stunned retirees and working people destitute; crooked accountants cook the books for their corporate employers; and unethical teachers and principles inflate students' test scores. Professor of behavioral economics Dan Ariely weighs in on this topic in "The Honest Truth about Dishonesty." As he did in his previous works, Ariely designs a series of exper..