The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty
Are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large?
Dan Ariely, bestselling author and professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University visits the RSA to examine the mechanisms at work behind dishonest behaviour, and the implications this has for all aspects of our social and political lives.
A thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest look at ourselves. Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat? How do companies pave the way for dishonesty?
Does collaboration make us more honest or less so? Does religion improve our honesty?