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Dan Ariely @WashU- The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty

At 2PM on March 6th, behavioral economist Dan Ariely will be giving a talk at Wash U titled "The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves". I have read his book by the same name, and went to his talk when he was in town last year. I enjoyed both, and learned a lot about what current research has to say about dishonesty. I recommend checking it out if you can.

 

Here's some more information:

Despite our best intentions, why do we fail to act in our own best interests? Why do we eat that chocolate cake? Overvalue what we have a vested interest in? Puff up our resume? Lie, cheat and steal? According to behavioral economist Dan Ariely, there are unseen forces at work that are constantly influencing human behavior. Through his best-selling books, beginning with Predictably Irrational, and his popular presentations on the TED website, Ariely is dedicated to helping us live more sensible - if not rational - lives. His interests span a wide range of behaviors and his results often fly in the face of conventional wisdom.

 

For the most updated information, visit assemblyseries.wustl.edu or call (314) 935-4620.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I liked it.

    March 6, 2013

  • Ken

    That was fantastic!!

    March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I didn't check in with any skeptics, but the presentation was very enjoyable.

      March 6, 2013

  • Jim G

    What a wonderful opportunity! So glad that I could make it.

    March 6, 2013

  • Kaleena

    My goodness. This subject has been on my mind a lot lately. Might hafta check out his book.

    March 6, 2013

    • Mike M.

      It's a really good one! I leave a lot of books half finished, but this was interesting throughout so it was easy to get through.

      March 6, 2013

    • Kaleena

      Thanks all! Just requested it from the library

      March 6, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Work stuff came up so I don't think I'll be able to make it.

    March 6, 2013

  • Cy

    I don't think I can get off work, but I will have to check out his TED talks

    March 5, 2013

  • Rhonda B.

    Made a trip out of town, so I will not be able to make it.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure why I said "yes", this is smack-dab in the middle of my work day.

    March 5, 2013

  • Missy R.

    Maybe...if I can get out of work early. Would like to see this so I can understand why I can't pass up chocolate cake. ;)

    February 19, 2013

  • Ladie B.

    Work

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't do 2:00 p.m. :-( Sorry to miss out.

    February 11, 2013

  • Dave B.

    Likely out of town that week, but not 100% certain yet

    February 11, 2013

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