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How Dishonest Behavior Can Turn Into Corporate Misconduct

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Psychological scientists explore aspects of organizational climate that may allow for fraud like the recent Wells Fargo scandal to happen. ... More>

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The Truth About Lying

He’s interviewed criminals, offered students bribes, and given research participants countless opportunities to cheat him. Dan Ariely shares his unique approach to studying the ways people engage in — and rationalize — dishonest behavior. Ariely’s Keynote Address was one of the many highlights of the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, where more than 4,300 participants packed meeting rooms to partake of a menu including assorted workshops, talks, symposia, and special events. ... More>

The Cheater’s High And Other Reasons We Cheat

Effective Apologies Include Six Elements

A new study identifies six key elements that greatly improve the perception and credibility of an apology. ... More>

The Science Behind When and Why Children Learn to Lie