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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty has ratings and reviews. Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely The Tipping. The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconce. Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational, examines the contradict.

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The book is well written, well paced and I personally think the topics discussed are fascinating. And yes, Ariely talks about that doshonesty Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

If you have a clear rule about what you eat and do not eat, it is really easy…. Feels a bit rote, lifeless overall. But for the organization, it really helped. The book describes a bunch of psychology experiments where subjects are able to cheat without obvious consequences, and thereby dishohesty some extra money.

I will congratulate Mr. Honesr 29, Jennifer Rivera rated it it was amazing. Did you feel you were doing something wrong? The Honest Truth about Dishonesty was positively received. You look at the sequence of the events — you look at the end — and you say, my goodness, what kind of monster would do this?

The research reported in that book has just about everything going for it — it is amusing, fascinatingly interesting, clever and fundamentally undermines the core dogma of our age, that we are economically da agen This might save you needing to read the book – https: He asks us to remember our fallibility and irrationality, so that we might protect ourselves against our tendency to fool ourselves. See this review on my blog: Jun 17, Gandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: We thought of ourselves as looking more at the big picture: The chapter on conflicts of interest and being blinded by our own motivations sheds some interesting light on this topic as well.


I’m a huge fan so I’m already biased, but this book was a breezy read and very insightful. It provided information for me to use when maintaining my own honesty as I try to raise honest children and influence others with ethical behavior. I got an email from a woman who told me that she was diagnosed with brain cancer, and she asked me how to tell her kids. If I get stumped again, I scan the clues for m See this review on my blog: The first time he injected himself, he was teuth about it.

Surprisingly simple everyday circumstances ‘tempt’ people to cheat, even as trivial as sporting counterfeit products. Mas, mesmo assim, gostei.

The book also discusses a bunch of ways our dishonestj plays out in practice. It would be fascinating to see if the conclusions would hold in more mundane, everyday tasks.

We see things like that happening all the time, and organizations have these challenges of how flexible to make the rules.

I, on atiely other hand, find it relaxing to lazily Internet-search trivia and methodically fill in the tiny squares with the gems I find, while learning a bit in the process. There was also a series of short interviews at the end between Ariely and various other people. One especially interesting part were the findings of how people only cheat “a little bit” so they can still consider themselves honest and good.

Dan Ariely on ‘The Honest Truth About Dishonesty’

From there on, you can see other deterioration. There was this interesting hoonest between the benefit of the individual and what we think about forgiveness versus what we think about the cohesiveness of the organization and how clear the rules are. Two particular passages that I found particularly powerful are: The author admits other factor such as cultural influences might play a big role on dishonesty and he realises readers might expect it to be given a big portion in this book.


His insurance paid for it because he had a prescription. In another experiment, an actor playing a University of Pittsburgh student took a test at rival Carnegie Mellon University.

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely

As the author concludes, once we better understand what really causes our less-than-optimal behavior, we can start to discover ways to control our behavior and improve our outcomes. From the subjects identified through self-report, Raine imaged his little sample of antisocial folks and presented his “neuroscientific findings”.

It investigates why and when cheating occurs, debates its usefulness and questions how it can be discouraged. I think of my kids.

How often do we admit to and even realize that we also lie to ourselves to the point of believing our own dishonesty? If you’re thirsty for more Ariely and have finished his other books, you should also check out his free Coursera class. In your mind, you are not a psychopath, and you are not cheating.

The author found that the normal levels of dishonesty returned say two weeks after signing an honour code. I get lots of emails from whistleblowers, and with one exception, they were all women. The opposite is also true, with findings that wearing “fakes” can lead us to cheat more. May 14, Michael Siliski rated it liked it.

Am I cheating myself?