How we lie to everyone-especially ourselves

New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality

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About the book

Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, cheating and dishonesty are ubiquitous parts of our national news cycle - and inescapable parts of the human condition.

In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about, what keeps us honest, and how our (un)honesty actually depends on outside influence. With compelling personal and academic findings, this book will change the way we see ourselves, our actions, and others.

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About the Author

Dan Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight.
He is the author of the bestsellers Irrationally Yours, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, Payoff, Dollars and Sense and Amazing Decisions. He is also a co-creator of the movie Dishonesty and the card game Irrational Game.

His work has been featured in leading scholarly journals as well as a variety of popular media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Business 2.0, Scientific American, and Science.

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Put simply, the link between creativity and dishonesty seems related to the ability to tell ourselves stories about how we are doing the right thing, even when we are not. The more creative we are, the more we are able to come up with good stories that help us justify our selfish interests.

― Dan Ariely, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone-Especially Ourselves

(Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies

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