Dishonesty

Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways

National Geographic: In the fall of 1989 Princeton University welcomed into its freshman class a young man named Alexi Santana, whose life story the admissions committee had found extraordinarily compelling. He had barely received any formal schooling. He had spent his adolescence almost entirely on his own, living outdoors in More

The Truth Is, Lying Might Not Be So Bad

NPR: VEDANTAM: So that’s right. If you buy the idea that all behavior stems from the brain, Rachel, this prick of conscience that we often experience obviously has something to do with what’s happening in the brain. Some months ago, Neil Garrett, Stephanie Lazzaro, Dan Ariely, and Tali Sharot conducted More

Everybody Lies, And That’s Not Always A Bad Thing

NPR: When we think about dishonesty, we mostly think about the big stuff. We see big scandals, big lies, and we think to ourselves, I could never do that. We think we’re fundamentally different from Bernie Madoff or Tiger Woods. But behind big lies are a series of small deceptions. More