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Ariely, Dan, author
The (honest) truth about dishonesty : how we lie to everyone---especially ourselves / Dan Ariely
Alternate Title How we lie to everyone---especially ourselves
First edition
New York : Harper, [2012], ©2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BJ1533.H7 A75 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Honesty
Truthfulness and falsehood
Physical Description xiii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-273) and index
Summary The author, a behavioral economist challenges our preconceptions about dishonesty; we all cheat, whether it is copying a paper in the classroom, or white lies on our expense accounts. He explores how unethical behavior works in the personal, professional, and political worlds, and how it affects all of use, even as we think of ourselves as having high moral standards. He 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
Contents Why is dishonesty so interesting? -- Testing the simple model of rational crime (SMORC) -- Fun with the fudge factor -- Golf -- Blinded by our own motivations -- Why we blow it when we're tired -- Why wearing fakes makes us cheat more -- Cheating ourselves -- Creativity and dishonesty: we are all storytellers -- Cheating as an infection: how we catch the dishonesty germ -- Collaborative cheating: why two heads aren't necessarily better than one -- A semioptimistic ending: people don't cheat enough!

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