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Laurie Santos (Yale University) and Dan Ariely (Duke University, danariely.com)

On The Mind Report, Laurie interviews Dan Ariely about his recent book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. They explore the psychology of cheating and lying in competitive cycling, at Harvard, and in business. Dan explains how non-human animals are more rational than we are, and Laurie asks whether the media has contributed to people cheating more lately. Dan reveals how his research on dishonesty has affected his personal life. In closing, Dan offers some tactics to fight the eroding trust that threatens society.

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Recorded:Nov 11    Posted:Nov 17, 2012
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The Mind Report | Nov 17, 2012 | Laurie Santos & Dan Ariely

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