Everybody lies. But for the most part, we still see ourselves as good, honest people. So, why do we do it—and are we all just kidding ourselves?
This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Daisy Yuhas. Got a minute?
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, at Duke University, studies irrational behavior. In recent years he has found himself drawn to mendacity, prevarication, fabrication—you know, lying.
Now Ariely has teamed up with documentarian Yael Melamede to create a film called(Dis)Honesty. Through a series of interviews the movie presents real-world cases of cheating, corruption and little white lies, alongside Ariely’s scientific findings.
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