Prof. Dan Ariely, Israel/USA – The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 13:45 - 14:15
Location: Teddy A
Prof. Dan Ariely, Israel/USA – The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

 

Professor Dan Ariely, USA/Israel is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. Ariely is an expert on decision making and behavioral economics and the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality and his latest book is The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty.

 

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Description:

 

In this talk Dan will discuss how the principles of behavioral economics can help us understand some of our irrational tendencies, specifically the mechanisms at work behind dishonest behavior.  One of the most interesting lessons at work is understanding our capacity to think of ourselves as honest even when we act dishonestly.  The implications of this research are far reaching and include a better understanding of the most recent financial crisis and some of the challenges in healthcare.