Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dan Ariely: "The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone - Especially Ourselves"

Interesting interview from NPR's The Diane Rehm Show - Diane visits with Dan Ariely about his new book, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone - Especially Ourselves.

Dan Ariely: "The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone - Especially Ourselves"

Monday, August 13, 2012 

Bernard L. Madoff, the accused mastermind of a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, leaves Federal Court in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. - (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)

Bernard L. Madoff, the accused mastermind of a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, leaves Federal Court in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.

Image of The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves

A best-selling author and expert on irrationality investigates why we cheat and lie, and identifies what keeps us honest.

Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but psychology professor Dan Ariely says in fact, we all lie and cheat. In a new book, he challenges preconceptions about dishonesty, from seemingly small white lies to avoid hurting someone’s feelings to massive financial fraud like Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme. He explores how unethical behavior in the personal, professional and political worlds affects all of us. He joins Diane to explain how dishonesty can be a slippery slope, what keeps us honest and how to achieve higher ethics in our everyday lives.

Guests 

Dan Ariely
professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, founder and director of the Center for Advanced Hindsight and author of "Predictably Irrational" and "The Upside of Irrationality."

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