(By Dan Ariely, published at RSA Animate on 14 September 2012 at the following link:http://www.thersa.org/events/rsaanimate/animate/rsa-animate-the-truth-about-dishonesty)
In this RSA Animate, Dan Ariely explores the circumstances under which someone would lie and what effect deception has on society at large. In this case, he sought to examine the mechanisms at work behind dishonest behaviour, and the
implications this has for all aspects of our social and political lives.This is taken from a lecture which was first given by Dan Ariely as part of the RSA's free public events programme on 10 July 2012 at this link: http://www.thersa.org/events/video/vision-videos/free-beer-the-truth-about-dishonesty.
N.B. Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology &
Behavioural Economics at Duke University, and is dedicated to helping
people live more sensible – if not rational – lives. His
interests span a wide range of behaviours, and his sometimes unusual
experiments are consistently interesting, amusing and informative,
demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom. In
addition to appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for
Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of
Medicine at Duke University, Dan is also a founding member of the Center
for Advanced Hindsight, and the author of the New York Times
bestsellers Predictably Irrational, and The Upside of Irrationality. His new book The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty will be published in June 2012.